Birth body length, birth body weight and birth head
circumference in neonates born in a single centre
between 2011 and 2016

B. Pawlus - Holy Family Specialist Hospital of the Independent Public Complex of Health Care Facilities in Warsaw;
A. Wiśniewski - Józef Piłsudski University of Physical Education in Warsaw;
P. Kubik - Holy Family Specialist Hospital of the Independent Public Complex of Health Care Facilities in Warsaw;
K. Milde - Department of Biomedical Sciences, Section of Biometry, Józef Piłsudski University of Physical Education in Warsaw;
L. Gmyrek - Holy Family Specialist Hospital of the Independent Public Complex of Health Care Facilities in Warsaw;
E. Pęsko - Holy Family Specialist Hospital of the Independent Public Complex of Health Care Facilities in Warsaw

Data wydania:
2017 r.

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Lokalizacja publikacji w formie papierowej:
Ginekologia Polska, 2017, vol. 88. no. 11

Kto jest adresatem publikacji?
Mieszkańcy Warszawy, mieszkańcy Mazowsza, lekarze, pielęgniarki, położne


Access to updated and accurate standards for local populations is important for the interpretation of body
measurements in neonates and may have an impact on the doctor’s recommendations for monitoring early childhood
development.
Study aim: to present individual mean values for the most prevalent body measurements (i.e. birth body length (BBL), birth body weight (BBW) and birth head circumference (BHC)) in neonates and compare them to the duration of pregnancy.
Material and methods: The measurements (BBL, BBW and BHC) were collected and analyzed from over 27,000 neonates born in a single center. All women with single pregnancies with gestation ranging from 33 to 42 weeks were included in the study.
Results: Mean values and statistically significant standard deviation values from population standards of BBL, BBW, and
BHC were evaluated for neonates that were born between the 33rd and 42nd week of gestation. Analysis was conducted for the lower limit (10th percentile), average (50th percentile) and upper limit (90th percentile).
Conclusions: This was the first time in Polish literature when population standards were presented for three body measurements of neonates.