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Recognising failure to thrive in early childhood

Edwards, Adrian G., Halse, P. C., Parkin, J. M. and Waterston, A. J. 1990. Recognising failure to thrive in early childhood. Archives of Disease in Childhood 65 (11) , pp. 1263-1265. 10.1136/adc.65.11.1263

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The maximum weight centile achieved by a child between 4 and 8 weeks of age was found to be a better predictor of the centile at 12 months than the birth weight centile. Children whose weight deviated two or more major centiles below this maximum weight centile for a month or more showed significant anthropometric differences during the second year of life from those who showed no such deviation. It is suggested that this leads to a logical and practical definition of failure to thrive.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Medicine
Subjects: R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
R Medicine > RJ Pediatrics > RJ101 Child Health. Child health services
Publisher: BMJ Publishing Group
ISSN: 0003-9888
Last Modified: 04 Jun 2017 06:44

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