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Longitudinal growth of arm circumference in Punjabi infants.
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PMID:  10713839     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
OBJECTIVE:To study distance and velocity growth pattern of mid-upper-arm-circumference in Punjabi infants. DESIGN: Longitudinal, monthly follow up. SETTING: Growth clinic and homes of subjects. SAMPLE: One hundred and fifty four (Male 86, Female 68) Punjabi infants weighing more than 2.5 kg at birth with gestation over 37 weeks. METHODS: Every subject was measured for mid-upper-arm circumference between 1 to 12 months of age at one monthly intervals by the same investigator with a time tolerance of 3 days on the day of measurement. RESULTS: Mid upper arm circumference showed rapid increase between 1 to 6 months whereafter, gain became slower during second half of infancy. It had grown by 34.9% in male and 40.2% in female infants between 1 to 12 months. Sex differences favoring male infants were statistically significant between 1 to 4 months. Monthly growth rates for arm-circumference depicted vascillatory pattern. CONCLUSION: The values presented for arm circumference may be used as reference base to monitor growth of children during infancy.
A K Bhalla
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Indian pediatrics     Volume:  36     ISSN:  0019-6061     ISO Abbreviation:  Indian Pediatr     Publication Date:  1999 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2000-05-23     Completed Date:  2000-05-23     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  2985062R     Medline TA:  Indian Pediatr     Country:  INDIA    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  257-62     Citation Subset:  IM    
Advanced Pediatric Center, Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, 160 012, India.
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MeSH Terms
Age Factors
Arm / growth & development*
Child Development / physiology*
Child, Preschool
Follow-Up Studies
Longitudinal Studies
Sex Factors

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