Anthropometric reference curves for term neonates born at 3400 meters above sea level

Wilfredo Villamonte-Calanche, Gloria Yabar-Galdos, María Jerí-Palomino, Nathan Andrew Wilson

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Abstract

Objective: To describe the 3rd, 10th, 50th, 90th, and 97th percentile of weight, length, ponderal index (PI), head circumference (HC), and head circumference for birthweight index (HCBWI). Methods: Descriptive, retrospective, and transverse study performed in the Adolfo Guevara Velazco National Hospital (AGVNH) at 3400 m above sea level between January 2005 and December 2010. The main inclusion criteria were singleton pregnancy, term gestational age, and absence of fetal structural anomalies. Results: Of a total of 10,903 newborns evaluated, 7635 met inclusion criteria. Using the findings from the above population, polynomial models were constructed for the 3rd, 10th, 50th, 90th, and 97th percentiles of weight, length, HC, PI, and HCBWI. Conclusions: Reference curves were developed for the 3rd, 10th, 50th, 90th, and 97th percentile for weight, height, head circumference (HC), ponderal index (PI), and HCBWI for term newborns according to sex born at 3400 m above sea level.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1946-1951
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Maternal-Fetal and Neonatal Medicine
Volume32
Issue number12
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 18 2019
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • High-altitude adaptation
  • hypoxia
  • intrauterine growth retardation
  • neonatal anthropometry
  • newborn

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology

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