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Title: Anthropometric measurement of premature infants
Authors: Kwok, YL
Wong, KY
Ying, BA
Yick, KL 
Yi, L
Yeung, CY
Keywords: Infants
Measurement
Hong Kong
Issue Date: 2007
Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing Limited
Source: International journal of clothing science and technology, 2007, v. 19, no. 5, p. 319-333 How to cite?
Journal: International journal of clothing science and technology 
Abstract: Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to present anthropometric measurements on 42 premature infants nursed in the neonatal intensive care unit of Queen Mary Hospital, Hong Kong.
Design/methodology/approach – Birth information, including maturity, age, gender, birth weight and present weight, were recorded. About 13 body size measurements, including stature, hand girth, armscye girth, chest girth, arm length, max girth, abdomen girth, hand length, thigh girth, shoulder width, head to nape length, inside leg to heel length and foot length, were measured for each infant. Using these data, the body size distribution, the correlation between each body size measurement, and linear regressions of present weight and stature with other body size measurement were analyzed.
Findings – It was found that present weight and stature of premature infants were the most desirable and significant size parameters for the development of a measurement chart for premature infants.
Originality/value – The paper provides anthropometric measurement details of premature infants.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10397/24532
ISSN: 0955-6222
EISSN: 1758-5953
DOI: 10.1108/09556220710819519
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