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The Physical Development of Prematurely Born Negro Infants: Growth Up to 2½ Years of Age

The Physical Development of Prematurely Born Negro Infants: Growth Up to 2½ Years of Age Abstract PREMATURELY born children of low birth weight have been reported to lag in physical development when compared either to full-term infants or to prematurely born children of higher birth weight.1-6 Cherry et al7 reported on weight, height, and head measurements during the first year of life of normal prematurely born Negro infants divided into weight groups of 1,001-1,500 gm and 1,501-2,000 gm. The children of lower birth weight were shorter and less heavy one year after birth. Furthermore, these children were shorter than full-term Negro children studied by Scott.8 Drillien9 found that children of higher birth weight tended to maintain height and weight advantages at 2 years of age although the differences in height or weight between full-term and premature children or among groups of prematurely born children were found not to be significant. Among infants of similar birth weight, poorer gains were noted for those of lower socioeconomic References 1. Hess, J. H.; Mohr, G. J.; and Bartelme, P. F.: Physical and Mental Growth of Prematurely Born , Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1934. 2. Douglas, J. W. B., and Mogford, C.: Results of National Inquiry Into Growth of Premature Children From Birth to 4 Years , Arch Dis Child 28:436, 1953.Crossref 3. Woolley, P. V., Jr., and Valdecanas, L. Q. Growth of Premature Infants , Amer J Dis Child 99:642, 1960.Crossref 4. Lubchenco, L. O., et al: Sequelae of Premature Birth , Amer J Dis Child 106:101, 1963.Crossref 5. Speirs, A. L.: Anthropometric Study of Prematurely Born Children at Age of 5 Years , Arch Dis Child 31:395, 1956.Crossref 6. Dann, M.; Levine, S. Z.; and New, E. V.: Long-Term Follow-Up of Small Premature Infants , Pediatrics 33:945, 1964. 7. Cherry, F. F.; Bancroft, H.; and Newsom, W. T.: Growth of Negro Premature Infants , Pediatrics 24:13, 1959. 8. Scott, R. B., et al: Growth and Development of Negro Infants: III. Growth During First Year of Life as Observed in Private Pediatric Practice , J Pediat 37:885, 1950.Crossref 9. Drillien, C. M.: Longitudinal Study of Growth and Development of Prematurely and Maturely Born Children: II. Physical Development , Arch Dis Child 33:423, 1958.Crossref 10. Lubchenco, L. O., et al: Intrauterine Growth as Estimated From Liveborn Birth-Weight Data at 24 to 42 Weeks of Gestation , Pediatrics 32:793, 1963. 11. Silverman, W. A.: Low Birth Weight , Pediatrics 32:791, 1963. 12. Wortis, H., and Freedman, A. M.: Maternal Stress and Premature Delivery , Bull WHO 26:285, 1962. 13. Heimer, C. B.; Cutler, R.; and Freedman, A. M.: Neurological Sequelae of Premature Birth: Relationship to Prenatal and Neonatal Complications, Brith Weight, and Sex , Amer J Dis Child 108:122, 1964.Crossref 14. Freedman, A. M., et al: Effect of Hyperbilirubinemia on Premature Infants, Progress Report to US Public Health Service , New York: New York Medical College, 1961. 15. Snedecor, G. W.: Statistical Methods , Iowa: Iowa State College Press, 1956. 16. Meredith, H. V.: North American Negro Infants: Size at Birth and Growth During First Postnatal Year , Hum Biol 24:290, 1952. 17. Scott, R. B., et al: Growth and Development of Negro Infants: XI. Studies on Weight, Height, Pelvic Breadth, Head and Chest Circumferences During First Year of Life , Pediatrics 29:65, 1962. 18. Jackson, R. L., and Kelly, H. G.: Growth Charts for Use in Pediatric Practice , J Pediat 27:215, 1945.Crossref 19. Dancis, J.; O'Connell, J. R., and Holt, L. E.: Grid for Recording Weight of Premature Infants , J Pediat 33:570, 1948.Crossref http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png American Journal of Diseases of Children American Medical Association

The Physical Development of Prematurely Born Negro Infants: Growth Up to 2½ Years of Age

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Abstract PREMATURELY born children of low birth weight have been reported to lag in physical development when compared either to full-term infants or to prematurely born children of higher birth weight.1-6 Cherry et al7 reported on weight, height, and head measurements during the first year of life of normal prematurely born Negro infants divided into weight groups of 1,001-1,500 gm and 1,501-2,000 gm. The children of lower birth weight were shorter and less heavy one year after birth. Furthermore, these children were shorter than full-term Negro children studied by Scott.8 Drillien9 found that children of higher birth weight tended to maintain height and weight advantages at 2 years of age although the differences in height or weight between full-term and premature children or among groups of prematurely born children were found not to be significant. Among infants of similar birth weight, poorer gains were noted for those of lower socioeconomic References 1. Hess, J. H.; Mohr, G. J.; and Bartelme, P. F.: Physical and Mental Growth of Prematurely Born , Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1934. 2. Douglas, J. W. B., and Mogford, C.: Results of National Inquiry Into Growth of Premature Children From Birth to 4 Years , Arch Dis Child 28:436, 1953.Crossref 3. Woolley, P. V., Jr., and Valdecanas, L. Q. Growth of Premature Infants , Amer J Dis Child 99:642, 1960.Crossref 4. Lubchenco, L. O., et al: Sequelae of Premature Birth , Amer J Dis Child 106:101, 1963.Crossref 5. Speirs, A. L.: Anthropometric Study of Prematurely Born Children at Age of 5 Years , Arch Dis Child 31:395, 1956.Crossref 6. Dann, M.; Levine, S. Z.; and New, E. V.: Long-Term Follow-Up of Small Premature Infants , Pediatrics 33:945, 1964. 7. Cherry, F. F.; Bancroft, H.; and Newsom, W. T.: Growth of Negro Premature Infants , Pediatrics 24:13, 1959. 8. Scott, R. B., et al: Growth and Development of Negro Infants: III. Growth During First Year of Life as Observed in Private Pediatric Practice , J Pediat 37:885, 1950.Crossref 9. Drillien, C. M.: Longitudinal Study of Growth and Development of Prematurely and Maturely Born Children: II. Physical Development , Arch Dis Child 33:423, 1958.Crossref 10. Lubchenco, L. O., et al: Intrauterine Growth as Estimated From Liveborn Birth-Weight Data at 24 to 42 Weeks of Gestation , Pediatrics 32:793, 1963. 11. Silverman, W. A.: Low Birth Weight , Pediatrics 32:791, 1963. 12. Wortis, H., and Freedman, A. M.: Maternal Stress and Premature Delivery , Bull WHO 26:285, 1962. 13. Heimer, C. B.; Cutler, R.; and Freedman, A. M.: Neurological Sequelae of Premature Birth: Relationship to Prenatal and Neonatal Complications, Brith Weight, and Sex , Amer J Dis Child 108:122, 1964.Crossref 14. Freedman, A. M., et al: Effect of Hyperbilirubinemia on Premature Infants, Progress Report to US Public Health Service , New York: New York Medical College, 1961. 15. Snedecor, G. W.: Statistical Methods , Iowa: Iowa State College Press, 1956. 16. Meredith, H. V.: North American Negro Infants: Size at Birth and Growth During First Postnatal Year , Hum Biol 24:290, 1952. 17. Scott, R. B., et al: Growth and Development of Negro Infants: XI. Studies on Weight, Height, Pelvic Breadth, Head and Chest Circumferences During First Year of Life , Pediatrics 29:65, 1962. 18. Jackson, R. L., and Kelly, H. G.: Growth Charts for Use in Pediatric Practice , J Pediat 27:215, 1945.Crossref 19. Dancis, J.; O'Connell, J. R., and Holt, L. E.: Grid for Recording Weight of Premature Infants , J Pediat 33:570, 1948.Crossref

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American Journal of Diseases of ChildrenAmerican Medical Association

Published: Jun 1, 1965

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