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Article: Size at birth and neonatal and postneonatal mortality

TitleSize at birth and neonatal and postneonatal mortality
Authors
KeywordsLength
Neonatal mortality
Postneonatal mortality
Proportionality
Size at birth
Thinness
Issue Date2002
PublisherBlackwell Publishing Ltd. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.blackwellpublishing.com/journal.asp?ref=1328-8067&site=1
Citation
Acta Paediatrica, International Journal Of Paediatrics, 2002, v. 91 n. 4, p. 447-452 How to Cite?
AbstractBirthweight is a crude indicator of size at birth. Some neonatologists and obstetricians have advocated the use of ponderal index and birthlength to characterize size at birth. This paper examines the associations between various size-at-birth indicators and neonatal and postneonatal mortality, with an emphasis on ponderal index and birthlength. Size at birth, gestational age and mortality data for about one million babies born alive in Sweden between 1987 and 1995 were collected from the Swedish Medical Birth Registry. A multinomial logit regression was used to estimate conditional odds ratios. Birthlength and ponderal index were independently associated with neonatal and postneonatal mortality. In the latter period, ponderal index was only weakly associated with mortality. The associations were not sensitive to exclusion of cases of congenital anomalies and adjustment for gestational age. Conclusion: Birthlength is strongly associated with both neonatal and postneonatal mortality; ponderal index is strongly associated with neonatal, but weakly with postneonatal mortality. The findings are consistent with previous hypotheses about a transient effect of ponderal index and a persistent effect of birthlength.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/80069
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2015 Impact Factor: 1.647
2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 0.794
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dc.contributor.authorCheung, YBen_HK
dc.contributor.authorYip, PSFen_HK
dc.contributor.authorKarlberg, JPEen_HK
dc.date.accessioned2010-09-06T08:02:01Z-
dc.date.available2010-09-06T08:02:01Z-
dc.date.issued2002en_HK
dc.identifier.citationActa Paediatrica, International Journal Of Paediatrics, 2002, v. 91 n. 4, p. 447-452en_HK
dc.identifier.issn0803-5253en_HK
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/80069-
dc.description.abstractBirthweight is a crude indicator of size at birth. Some neonatologists and obstetricians have advocated the use of ponderal index and birthlength to characterize size at birth. This paper examines the associations between various size-at-birth indicators and neonatal and postneonatal mortality, with an emphasis on ponderal index and birthlength. Size at birth, gestational age and mortality data for about one million babies born alive in Sweden between 1987 and 1995 were collected from the Swedish Medical Birth Registry. A multinomial logit regression was used to estimate conditional odds ratios. Birthlength and ponderal index were independently associated with neonatal and postneonatal mortality. In the latter period, ponderal index was only weakly associated with mortality. The associations were not sensitive to exclusion of cases of congenital anomalies and adjustment for gestational age. Conclusion: Birthlength is strongly associated with both neonatal and postneonatal mortality; ponderal index is strongly associated with neonatal, but weakly with postneonatal mortality. The findings are consistent with previous hypotheses about a transient effect of ponderal index and a persistent effect of birthlength.en_HK
dc.languageengen_HK
dc.publisherBlackwell Publishing Ltd. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.blackwellpublishing.com/journal.asp?ref=1328-8067&site=1en_HK
dc.relation.ispartofActa Paediatrica, International Journal of Paediatricsen_HK
dc.rightsActa Paediatrica. Copyright © Blackwell Publishing Ltd.en_HK
dc.subjectLengthen_HK
dc.subjectNeonatal mortalityen_HK
dc.subjectPostneonatal mortalityen_HK
dc.subjectProportionalityen_HK
dc.subjectSize at birthen_HK
dc.subjectThinnessen_HK
dc.titleSize at birth and neonatal and postneonatal mortalityen_HK
dc.typeArticleen_HK
dc.identifier.openurlhttp://library.hku.hk:4550/resserv?sid=HKU:IR&issn=0803-5253&volume=91&spage=447&epage=452&date=2002&atitle=Size+at+birth+and+neonatal+and+postneonatal+mortalityen_HK
dc.identifier.emailYip, PSF: sfpyip@hku.hken_HK
dc.identifier.emailKarlberg, JPE: jpekarl@hkucc.hku.hken_HK
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dc.identifier.doi10.1080/080352502317371706en_HK
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dc.identifier.volume91en_HK
dc.identifier.issue4en_HK
dc.identifier.spage447en_HK
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dc.identifier.isiWOS:000175207800018-
dc.publisher.placeUnited Kingdomen_HK
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