Anthropometry measurements of live off spring in Arak Iran - Payesh (Health Monitor)
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Ayatollahi SMT, Rafiee M. Anthropometry measurements of live off spring in Arak, Iran. Payesh 2006; 5 (1)
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Objective (s): To report either at birth anthropometry indices or determining percentile points of weight, height and circumference of head and also show a uni and multi variates comparison for these variables in two sexes and in normal childbirth and cesarean deliveries in different regions of the city of Arak.
Methods: This was a cross-sectional pilot on all live offspring in Arak in 2002. All live newborns in this year was 10241 which (5241 boys and 5000 girls). The prevalence rate of low birth weight among these live newborns was estimated about 9 %.
Results: The mean weight of all cases was 3193 (± 586) gr and among boys and girls were 3193 (± 586) and 3100 (± 531) gr respectively. There was a significant statistical difference between boys and girls (P<O.O 1). The height of all cases was 49.9 (± 3.1) cm and in boys and girls were 50.1 (± 3) and 49.7 (± 3.1) cm and the difference was statistically significant (P<0.01). The circumference of head in all newborns was 34.8± 1.9 cm and in boys and girls were 35 .1± 1.8 and 34.5± 1.8 cm respectively (P<O.O 1 ). The prevalence of low birth in this study is adjusted to WHO stated rate in 1990 to 1996 in Iran. There was a significant statistical difference between weight, height and circumference of mean head in the study. The mean weight and height of newborns in this study significantly was lower than NCHS figurs (P<O.O 1), but in case of circumference of head, the mean of boys was greater than the NCHS records (P<O.O I), and there was no significant statistical difference among girls head circumference (P>0.05). A significant statistical difference of head with amount of NCHS curve was not seen but above the 25 percentile, the mentioned difference became statistically significant.
Conclusion: Prospective study on live newborns and drawing growth curve is neccessary. Further specific researche in central region of the country is recommended.
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type of study: Descriptive |
Accepted: 2018/11/28 | Published: 2006/01/15

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