Natural growth in children born small for gestational age with and without catch-up growth.

@article{AlbertssonWikland1994NaturalGI,
  title={Natural growth in children born small for gestational age with and without catch-up growth.},
  author={Kerstin Albertsson-Wikland and Johan P. E. Karlberg},
  journal={Acta paediatrica (Oslo, Norway : 1992). Supplement},
  year={1994},
  volume={399},
  pages={64-70; discussion 71}
}
This first report from a population-based postnatal growth study of 3650 healthy Swedish subjects born at full term provides new reference values for height and weight and shows that over the last 20 years there has been a small secular trend in height (0.2-0.4 SDS over the whole age range) in Sweden in both boys and girls. Within this cohort, 111 (3.1%) were of low birth weight (below -2 SDS) and 141 (3.5%) were of low birth length (below -2 SDS); 54 (1.5%) were both light and short at birth… CONTINUE READING