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Titolo:
GROWTH-PATTERNS OF THE HUMERAL AND FEMUR LENGTH IN A MULTIETHNIC POPULATION
Autore:
RAMAN S; TEOH T; NAGARAJ S;
Indirizzi:
UNIV HOSP,DEPT OBSTET & GYNAECOL KUALA LUMPUR MALAYSIA UNIV MALAYA,DEPT STAT KUALA LUMPUR 59100 MALAYSIA
Titolo Testata:
International journal of gynaecology and obstetrics
fascicolo: 2, volume: 54, anno: 1996,
pagine: 143 - 147
SICI:
0020-7292(1996)54:2<143:GOTHAF>2.0.ZU;2-T
Fonte:
ISI
Lingua:
ENG
Soggetto:
GESTATIONAL-AGE; BIRTH-WEIGHT; FETAL; ULTRASOUND;
Keywords:
FETAL GROWTH; HUMERAL LENGTH; FEMUR LENGTH;
Tipo documento:
Article
Natura:
Periodico
Settore Disciplinare:
Science Citation Index Expanded
Citazioni:
20
Recensione:
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Citazione:
S. Raman et al., "GROWTH-PATTERNS OF THE HUMERAL AND FEMUR LENGTH IN A MULTIETHNIC POPULATION", International journal of gynaecology and obstetrics, 54(2), 1996, pp. 143-147

Abstract

Objectives: To study whether there are any differences in growth of the femoral and humeral length between the three major ethnic groups inMalaysia viz Malays, Chinese and Indians. The effect on fetal growth by gender of the baby and parity of the mother was also studied. Methods: The setting was the University Hospital, Kuala Lumpur. Thirty-fourMalay, 35 Chinese and 34 Indian normal pregnant middle-class women were studied longitudinally by monthly ultrasound scans from 18 to 38 weeks of gestation. The data were subjected to regression analysis; the quadratic curve was found to be the most adequate. Dummy variables were used to determine any effects by gender, parity as well as ethnicityon the length of limb growth. There was no difference in birth weights of the three ethnic groups studied, nor in gender or parity, Results: There were found to be significant differences in limb lengths of the Indians (longer) when compared with the Malays and Chinese. Parity seems to affect only Indians in whom the multiparous fetuses have shorter limb lengths than the primiparous. There appears to be no effect bygender. Conclusion: There appear to be definite differences in growthof limb length between the different Malaysian ethnic groups and thisshould be taken into account when growth charts are used and when fetal weight formulas are calculated using limb lengths. The limitation of this study was that the numbers of subjects studied were small. Larger studies will be able to confirm or refute the findings.

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