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An easy way for estimation of low birth weight in newborn babies in Baghdad, Iraq.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  8936964     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Anthropometric measurements were done on 723 singleton Iraqi infants who were born consecutively in Baghdad Teaching Hospital. The results showed that the measurement of head circumference can be used to screen LBW babies. We suggest the use of this single measurement for practical field work by developing a tricoloured tape with bands of colours. Midwives and traditional birth attendants (TBAs) can be educated to use the colour-coded tape and refer LBW new-born infants for special pediatric care.
H I Tawfeek
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of tropical pediatrics     Volume:  42     ISSN:  0142-6338     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Trop. Pediatr.     Publication Date:  1996 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1996-12-31     Completed Date:  1996-12-31     Revised Date:  2006-03-28    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8010948     Medline TA:  J Trop Pediatr     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  302-4     Citation Subset:  IM    
Medical Institute, Bab-Al-Muadam, Baghdad, Iraq.
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MeSH Terms
Anthropometry / methods*
Infant, Low Birth Weight*
Infant, Newborn
Sensitivity and Specificity

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