Fetal growth velocities in Hong Kong Chinese infants
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AbstractFew studies have investigated the velocities of fetal growth. The aim of the present study was to determine the pattern of 'fetal' growth velocities in a Chinese population. The gestation-specific measurements of the body weight, body length and head circumference in a representative sample of 5,045 male and 4,484 female newborns delivered between 26 and 42 weeks of gestation at 12 hospitals in Hong Kong were obtained. Peak growth velocity occurred before 30 weeks of gestation for head circumference, at week 30 for length and at week 30 for weight. When compared with data obtained from a French population, a significant difference in the growth velocity for body weight was observed below 32 weeks between French and Chinese infants, suggesting an ethnic difference in fetal growth of this parameter. Copyright (C) 2005 S. Karger AG, Basel.
All Author(s) ListFok TF, Hon KL, So HK, Wong E, Ng PC, Chang A, Lau J, Chow CB, Lee WH
Journal nameBiology of the Neonate
Volume Number87
Issue Number4
Pages262 - 268
LanguagesEnglish-United Kingdom
Keywordsanthropometric measurements; Chinese infants; fetal growth velocity; gestational age
Web of Science Subject CategoriesPediatrics

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