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Fetal, neonatal, infant, and child international growth standards: an unprecedented opportunity for an integrated approach to assess growth and development.

Garza C - Adv Nutr (2015)

Bottom Line: The agreement between anthropometric measurements common to both studies also is noteworthy.Jointly, these studies provide for the first time, to my knowledge, a conceptually consistent basis for worldwide and localized assessments and comparisons of growth performance in early life.This is an important contribution to improving the health care of children across key periods of growth and development, especially given the appropriate interest in pursuing "optimal" health in the "first 1000 d," i.e., the period covering fertilization/implantation, gestation, and postnatal life to 2 y of age.

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Affiliation: Boston College, Chestnut Hill, MA; Department of Global Health, George Washington University Milken Institute School of Public Health, Washington, DC; and Department of International Health, Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD bert.garza@bc.edu.

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Fitted 3rd, 50th, and 97th smoothed percentile curves (dashed blue lines) for BL according to gestational age showing empirical values for each week of gestation (open red circles) and the actual observations (closed gray circles). (A) Girls; (B) boys. BL, birth length. Reproduced from reference 2 with permission.
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fig1: Fitted 3rd, 50th, and 97th smoothed percentile curves (dashed blue lines) for BL according to gestational age showing empirical values for each week of gestation (open red circles) and the actual observations (closed gray circles). (A) Girls; (B) boys. BL, birth length. Reproduced from reference 2 with permission.

Mentions: Examples of the resulting MGRS and INTERGROWTH-21st Project anthropometric data are found in Figures 1 and 2. Figure 1 illustrates smoothed curves for BL of infant girls and boys born at 33–43 wk gestation, respectively, and overlapping empirical values in the INTERGROWTH-21st Project. Figure 2 illustrates smoothed curves for the 3rd, 50th, and 97th percentiles for length from birth to 2 y of age with overlapping empirical values in the MGRS.


Fetal, neonatal, infant, and child international growth standards: an unprecedented opportunity for an integrated approach to assess growth and development.

Garza C - Adv Nutr (2015)

Fitted 3rd, 50th, and 97th smoothed percentile curves (dashed blue lines) for BL according to gestational age showing empirical values for each week of gestation (open red circles) and the actual observations (closed gray circles). (A) Girls; (B) boys. BL, birth length. Reproduced from reference 2 with permission.
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fig1: Fitted 3rd, 50th, and 97th smoothed percentile curves (dashed blue lines) for BL according to gestational age showing empirical values for each week of gestation (open red circles) and the actual observations (closed gray circles). (A) Girls; (B) boys. BL, birth length. Reproduced from reference 2 with permission.
Mentions: Examples of the resulting MGRS and INTERGROWTH-21st Project anthropometric data are found in Figures 1 and 2. Figure 1 illustrates smoothed curves for BL of infant girls and boys born at 33–43 wk gestation, respectively, and overlapping empirical values in the INTERGROWTH-21st Project. Figure 2 illustrates smoothed curves for the 3rd, 50th, and 97th percentiles for length from birth to 2 y of age with overlapping empirical values in the MGRS.

Bottom Line: The agreement between anthropometric measurements common to both studies also is noteworthy.Jointly, these studies provide for the first time, to my knowledge, a conceptually consistent basis for worldwide and localized assessments and comparisons of growth performance in early life.This is an important contribution to improving the health care of children across key periods of growth and development, especially given the appropriate interest in pursuing "optimal" health in the "first 1000 d," i.e., the period covering fertilization/implantation, gestation, and postnatal life to 2 y of age.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: Boston College, Chestnut Hill, MA; Department of Global Health, George Washington University Milken Institute School of Public Health, Washington, DC; and Department of International Health, Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD bert.garza@bc.edu.

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