Correlation between anthropometric measures and birthweight of infants: value in measuring actual birthweight.

@article{Elshibly2008CorrelationBA,
  title={Correlation between anthropometric measures and birthweight of infants: value in measuring actual birthweight.},
  author={Eltahir M Elshibly and Gerd Schmalisch},
  journal={American journal of perinatology},
  year={2008},
  volume={25 3},
  pages={
          135-9
        }
}
Birthweight (BW) is an important predictor of newborn morbidity and mortality. In Africa, infant mortality is very high mainly due to low birthweight (LBW). Most deliveries occur at home where scales are not always available. The aim of this study was to find a simple formula to predict birthweight using anthropometric measurements. In 1000 singleton Sudanese newborns, anthropometric measurements were taken within 24 hours of birth. Multiple regression analysis with backward selection was used… CONTINUE READING

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