Predicting neonatal outcomes: birthweight, body mass index or ponderal index?

@article{Tamim2004PredictingNO,
  title={Predicting neonatal outcomes: birthweight, body mass index or ponderal index?},
  author={Hala M. Tamim and Hind A. Beydoun and Mohammad Itani and Mustafa Khogali and Imad Chokr and Khalid Yunis},
  journal={Journal of perinatal medicine},
  year={2004},
  volume={32 6},
  pages={509-13}
}
AIMS To compare birthweight (BW), body mass index (BMI) and ponderal index (PI) as predictors of selected short-term (ST) outcomes, namely Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) admission and prolonged hospitalization (PH), among newborn (NB) infants. METHODS Data was collected prospectively on 9,226 infants born during one year at nine tertiary care hospitals in Greater Beirut, Lebanon. The predictive abilities of BW, BMI and PI were compared using the area under the receiver operator… CONTINUE READING

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