Are universal standards for optimal infant growth appropriate? Evidence from a Hong Kong Chinese birth cohort.

@article{Hui2008AreUS,
  title={Are universal standards for optimal infant growth appropriate? Evidence from a Hong Kong Chinese birth cohort.},
  author={Lai Hui and C Mary Schooling and Benjamin John Cowling and Shirley S L Leung and Tai Hing Lam and Gabriel M. Leung},
  journal={Archives of disease in childhood},
  year={2008},
  volume={93 7},
  pages={561-5}
}
OBJECTIVE In 2006 the World Health Organization (WHO) published new optimal growth standards for all healthy infants worldwide. To assess their general applicability to a recently transitioned Chinese population, we compared them with infant growth patterns in a representative sample of Hong Kong infants. DESIGN AND SETTINGS Weight at birth and at 1, 3, 9, 12, 18 and 36 months, length at 3 and 9 months and height at 36 months were obtained for over 80% of all infants born in April and May… CONTINUE READING

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