Original Research Paper
Correlation Between Birth Weight And Other Anthropometric Parameters
There is high incidence of low birth weight newborns in India. Several of these deliveries are conducted at home where accurate weighing scale may not be available. There is need to have other anthropometric parameter which can accurately correlate with birth weight . Aim This study was aimed to find anthropometric parameter which can correlate with birth weight accurately.Methods - 254 newborns delivered by normal delivery were examined and anthropometric measurements mid arm circumference (MAC) ,mid thigh circumference (MTC) j, calf circumference (CC), crown heel length (CHL), head circumference (HC), chest circumference (ChC) and birth weight (BW) were carried out.Results Calf circumference had highest sensitivity and comparable specificity with chest circumference. Chest circumference had highest correlation with Birth weight followed by Calf circumference.
Keywords :anthropometric parameter low birth weight calf circumference chest circumference.
Cite This Article:
CORRELATION BETWEEN BIRTH WEIGHT AND OTHER ANTHROPOMETRIC PARAMETERS , Dr Verinder Jit Singh Virdi, Dr Money Gupta, INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF ADVANCED MEDICINE : Volume-5 | Issue-6 | November-2021
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