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Publication Type
Journal Article
Author, Analytic
Samms-Vaughan, M. ; Thame, M. ; Osmond, C. ; Hambleton, I. R. ; McCaw-Binns, A. ; Ashley, D. E. ; Serjeant, G. R.
Author Affiliation, Ana.
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Article Title
Growth curves for normal Jamaican neonates
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Journal Title
West Indian Medical Journal
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Reprint Status
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Date of Publication
2006
Volume ID
55
Issue ID
6
Page(s)
368-74
Language
eng
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Location/URL
http:; caribbean.scielo.org/pdf/wimj/v55n6/a02v55n6.pdf
ISSN
0043-3144 (Print)
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Abstract
The aim of this study was to provide standards for the assessment of birthweight, head circumference and crown-heel length for normal, singleton newborns of predominantly West African descent. Data were collected for 10 482 or 94% of all recorded births in Jamaica during the two-month period September 1 to October 31, 1986. After editing procedures, data were available for 6178 (birthweight), 5975 (head circumference), and 5990 (crown-heel length). The data presented in tables and growth curves include birthweight, head circumference and crown-heel length for males and females separately, for gestational ages 30-43 weeks. Data sets from the University Hospital of the West Indies in 1990 and 1999 were used to explore the possibility of secular change over the period 1986-1999. In conclusion, these ethnic and gender-specific growth curves are based on the most extensive dataset currently available in Jamaica for babies of West African descent.....
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