Gemelos: Antropometría al nacimiento según sexo y edad gestacional. Curvas y tablas por desviaciones
Twins: Anthropometry at birth according to sex and gestational age. Curves and charts according to standard deviation



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Alonso Ortiz, T. and Armada Maresca, María Isabel and Alonso Chacón, Pablo and Zuluaga Arias, Pilar (2004) Gemelos: Antropometría al nacimiento según sexo y edad gestacional. Curvas y tablas por desviaciones. Acta Pediátrica Española, 62 (10). pp. 457-465. ISSN 0001-6640

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Objective. To design intrauterine growth curves and charts for twins, according to sex and weeks of gestation, and examine the perinatal aspects of these pregnancies. Material and methods. A cross-sectional, descriptive approach was employed to analyze the anthropometric data at birth (weight, length and head circumference) of 1116 pairs of healthy twins born of event-free pregnancies at Hospital San Carlos in Madrid, Spain. Results. The growth curves and charts of a total of 1056 twin boys and 1084 twin girls are presented according to means and standard deviations (+2SD, +1SD, -2SD, -1SD). Conclusion. Each population group should have their own fetal growth curves to enable the classification of newborns as preterm, full-term or post-term and as large, normal and small in size with regard to the gestational age.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Fetal growth; Newborn; Perinatal anthropometry; Twins. EMTREE medical terms: article; body height; body weight; female; fetus growth; gestational age; growth curve; head circumference; human; male; newborn; normal human; sex difference; standard; twin pregnancy.
Subjects:Sciences > Mathematics > Applied statistics
Medical sciences > Biology
ID Code:30719
Deposited On:08 Jun 2015 09:01
Last Modified:08 Jun 2015 09:01

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