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Year : 2005  |  Volume : 30  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 89-91
A Study of Surrogate Parameters of Birth Weight


Department of P.S.M. Krishna Institute of Medical Sciences, Karad., India

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Y R Kadam
Department of P.S.M. Krishna Institute of Medical Sciences, Karad.
India
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/0970-0218.42857

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Research question : Which anthropometric parameter is correlating highly with birth weight? Can we use this parameter as a screening test for predicting birth weight? What is their cut-off value? Hypothesis: Various anthropometric parameters of newborn correlate each other positively. Objective : To find out the most effective anthropometric parameter in the newborn to assess birth weight so that newborn with LBW can be identified.. Study design: Hospital based cross-sectional study. Participants : Newborn babies born in KIMS, Karad. Results : Relatively highest correlation was observed between birth weight & thigh circumfirence (T.C.) (r = 0.8637) & next with chest circumfirence (C.C.). (r = 0.8247) Cut-off values of T.C. & C.C. had better sensitivity, specificity & predictive value for identifying LBW babies. Conclusion : T.C. is the best effective parameter to predict birth weight. Next to it is C.C.


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