BMI Is a Better Body Proportionality Measure than the Ponderal Index and Weight-for-Length for Preterm Infants.

Abstract

BACKGROUND Clinicians have observed preterm infants in the neonatal intensive care unit growing disproportionally; however, the only growth charts that have been available were from preterm infants born in the 1950s which utilized the ponderal index. Prior to creating the recently published BMI curves, we found only 1 reference justifying the use of the… (More)
DOI: 10.1159/000480118

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