Sonographic Fetal Growth Curves from an Indigent Population in Atlanta, Georgia: I. Singleton Pregnancies

Paul C. Browne, Lewis H. Hamner, W. Scott Clark

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The sonographic estimation of gestational age relies on standards of normal fetal growth established in highly selective patient populations. The majority have used middle-class, Caucasian gravidas with excellent menstrual dating criteria. These reference populations differ considerably from the indigent patient population in most southern medical centers: menstrual dating is often imprecise and there is a high rate of low birthweight infants delivered. Therefore, we established models of fetal growth in a southern, indigent, predominantly black patient population. We also compare our study to other sonographic studies.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)467-476
Number of pages10
JournalAmerican Journal of Perinatology
Publication statusPublished - Sep 1992


ASJC Scopus subject areas

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

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