A customised birthweight centile calculator developed for an Australian population
Article first published online: 8 MAR 2007
Australian and New Zealand Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Volume 47, Issue 2, pages 128–131, April 2007
How to Cite
MONGELLI, M., FIGUERAS, F., FRANCIS, A. and GARDOSI, J. (2007), A customised birthweight centile calculator developed for an Australian population. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, 47: 128–131. doi: 10.1111/j.1479-828X.2007.00698.x
- Issue published online: 8 MAR 2007
- Article first published online: 8 MAR 2007
- Received 05 October 2006; accepted 05 December 2006.
- fetal growth
Customised percentiles improve the differentiation between constitutional and pathological smallness of the fetus and the neonate. We studied data from 12 420 pregnancies in Sydney to develop Australian coefficients for customised fetal growth and birthweight centiles. Significant coefficients were derived for maternal height, weight, parity and ethnic origin as well as gestational age and the baby's gender. Standardised comparison with results from previous reports from England and New Zealand shows marked similarities in the predicted birthweight at term, confirming international applicability of the concept of adjusting for constitutional factors when calculating the growth potential of an individual fetus.