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Which birthweight growth percentile charts and thresholds best predict still birth, neonatal and infant mortality - project description

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We aim to estimate the association between perinatal death and alternative measures (fully customized versus non-customized) of standardized birthweight using large sample sets


  • Start

    01.10.2018

  • End

    31.12.2023

  • Status

    Active

  • Approvals

    Regional committees for medical and health research ethics

  • Project owner/ Project manager

    Norwegian Institute of Public Health

  • Project manager

    Per Minor Magnus

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Summary

It has been suggested that customized birthweight prediction, taking ethnicity, gestational age, parity, age, sex of child, maternal height and weight into consideration would predict the risk of perinatal death better than birth weights that are only standardized for gestational age and sex.

However, this has never been tested. We aim to estimate the association between perinatal death and alternative measures (fully customized versus non-customized) of standardized birthweight using large sample sets from Norway, Wales, England, Denmark and Finland.

See the full project description at Cristin for more information about results, researchers, contact information etc.

Project participants

Project leader

Per Magnus, Norwegian Institute of Public Health

Project participants

Per Magnus, Senter for fruktbarhet og helse, Norwegian Institute of Public Health