The International Journal of Biostatistics Modeling Fetal Weight for Gestational Age : A Comparison of a Flexible Multi-level Spline-based Model with Other Approaches

@inproceedings{Hutcheon2011TheIJ,
  title={The International Journal of Biostatistics Modeling Fetal Weight for Gestational Age : A Comparison of a Flexible Multi-level Spline-based Model with Other Approaches},
  author={Jennifer A Hutcheon and Maria Esther Perez Trejo and Haim Arie Abenhaim and Geir Jacobsen and Robert W. Platt},
  year={2011}
}
We present a model for longitudinal measures of fetal weight as a function of gestational age. We use a linear mixed model, with a Box-Cox transformation of fetal weight values, and restricted cubic splines, in order to flexibly but parsimoniously model median fetal weight. We systematically compare our model to other proposed approaches. All proposed… CONTINUE READING