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Skinfold thickness and adiposity index in premature infants.
Biology of the Neonate
In order to assess the validity of the weight per square of length ratio as an index of adiposity during the neonatal period, 37 premature infants (gestational age, mean +/- SD, = 31.5 +/- 1.1 weeks, birthweight, mean +/- SD, = 1.448 +/- 147 g) were studied for weight, length and skinfold thickness at 5 sites (biceps, triceps, subscapular, suprailiac and quadriceps) during their stay in the Neonatal Unit of the University Hospital in Lausanne. The results show a significant correlation between the adiposity index and the sum of 5 skinfold thickness sites in premature infants. The adiposity index gives a fair estimate of the body fat mass during the postnatal growth in premature infants.
Adipose Tissue/anatomy & histology, Cross-Sectional Studies, Female, Humans, Infant, Newborn, Infant, Premature/growth & development, Longitudinal Studies, Male, Skinfold Thickness
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