A study of growth prediction of low-birth-weight infants

M. Nakabayashi, Shuji Hashimoto, K. Miura, K. Nakada, K. Hayashi, Y. Yatsushiro

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To predict the time required for low-birth-weight (LBW) infants to catch-up with standard weight, the growth curves for weight in 156 LBW infants with no medical abnormalities were examined. The proportion of infants who caught-up with standard weight by 1.5 years of age was significantly higher in appropriate-for-dates (AFD) infants than in small-for-dates (SFD) infants (93% vs. 70%). The age of catch-up with standard weight had a significant inverse correlation with birth weight in AFD infants, and not in SFD infants. The age of catch-up standard weight of AFD infants, as predicted by the regression analysis was 4-8 months for 2,000 g of birth weight, 8-12 months for 1,500 g, and 12-15 months for 1,000 g, with about 80% accuracy. This prediction may be valuable in providing health advice to mothers with LBW infants.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)899-904
Number of pages6
Journal[Nippon kōshū eisei zasshi] Japanese journal of public health
Volume37
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - 01-01-1990
Externally publishedYes

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Low Birth Weight Infant
Weights and Measures
Growth
Birth Weight
Regression Analysis
Mothers
Health

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Nakabayashi, M., Hashimoto, S., Miura, K., Nakada, K., Hayashi, K., & Yatsushiro, Y. (1990). A study of growth prediction of low-birth-weight infants. [Nippon kōshū eisei zasshi] Japanese journal of public health, 37(11), 899-904.
Nakabayashi, M. ; Hashimoto, Shuji ; Miura, K. ; Nakada, K. ; Hayashi, K. ; Yatsushiro, Y. / A study of growth prediction of low-birth-weight infants. In: [Nippon kōshū eisei zasshi] Japanese journal of public health. 1990 ; Vol. 37, No. 11. pp. 899-904.
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Nakabayashi, M, Hashimoto, S, Miura, K, Nakada, K, Hayashi, K & Yatsushiro, Y 1990, 'A study of growth prediction of low-birth-weight infants', [Nippon kōshū eisei zasshi] Japanese journal of public health, vol. 37, no. 11, pp. 899-904.

A study of growth prediction of low-birth-weight infants. / Nakabayashi, M.; Hashimoto, Shuji; Miura, K.; Nakada, K.; Hayashi, K.; Yatsushiro, Y.

In: [Nippon kōshū eisei zasshi] Japanese journal of public health, Vol. 37, No. 11, 01.01.1990, p. 899-904.

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