Curvas de peso al nacer

Translated title of the contribution: Birth-weight curves

Nora E. Montoya-Restrepo*, Juan C. Correa-Morales

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Objective: This work was aimed at constructing curves relating birth-weight to gestational age; these can be used as a standard for the newborn in Colombia. Method: The curves were drawn up using birth-weights from pregnancies lasting 22-44 weeks. Three tables were drawn up; these are presented, along with their respective graphs. They were constructed using monotonic regression from the sample percentiles computed in strata defined by gender and the number of weeks. Results: Percentile curves were built for 5, 10, 25, 50, 75, 90 and 95% percentiles for the newborn in the form of tables and graphs. Conclusions: Constructing birth-weight curves from data pertaining to the target population led to better classification of the newborn.

Translated title of the contributionBirth-weight curves
Original languageSpanish
Pages (from-to)1-10
Number of pages10
JournalRevista de Salud Publica
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2007
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Medicine


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