An adjustable fetal weight standard for twins: a statistical modeling study

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10033/620700
Title:
An adjustable fetal weight standard for twins: a statistical modeling study
Authors:
Zhang, Jun; Mikolajczyk, Rafael ( 0000-0003-1271-7204 ) ; Lei, Xiaoping; Sun, Luming; Yu, Hongping; Cheng, Weiwei
Abstract:
Abstract Background It is a common practice to use a singleton fetal growth standard to assess twin growth. We aim to create a twin fetal weight standard which is also adjustable for race/ethnicity and other factors. Methods Over half a million twin births of low risk pregnancies in the US, from 1995 to 2004, were used to construct a fetal weight standard. We used the Hadlock’s fetal growth standard and the proportionality principle to make the standard adjustable for other factors such as race/ethnicity. We validated the standard in different race/ethnicities in the US and against previously published curves from around the world. Results The adjustable fetal weight standard has an excellent match with the observed birthweight data in non-Hispanic White, non-Hispanic Black, Hispanics, and Asian from 24 to 38 weeks gestation. It also had a very good fit with cross-sectional data from Australia and Norway, and a longitudinal standard from Brazil. However, our model-based 10th and 90th percentiles differed substantially from studies in Japan and US that used the last menstrual period for estimate of gestational age. Conclusion The adjustable fetal weight standard for twins is a flexible tool and can be used in different populations.
Citation:
BMC Medicine. 2015 Jul 03;13(1):159
Issue Date:
3-Jul-2015
URI:
http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12916-015-0401-9; http://hdl.handle.net/10033/620700
Type:
Journal Article
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dc.contributor.authorZhang, Junen
dc.contributor.authorMikolajczyk, Rafaelen
dc.contributor.authorLei, Xiaopingen
dc.contributor.authorSun, Lumingen
dc.contributor.authorYu, Hongpingen
dc.contributor.authorCheng, Weiweien
dc.date.accessioned2017-01-13T09:52:44Z-
dc.date.available2017-01-13T09:52:44Z-
dc.date.issued2015-07-03en
dc.identifier.citationBMC Medicine. 2015 Jul 03;13(1):159en
dc.identifier.urihttp://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12916-015-0401-9en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10033/620700-
dc.description.abstractAbstract Background It is a common practice to use a singleton fetal growth standard to assess twin growth. We aim to create a twin fetal weight standard which is also adjustable for race/ethnicity and other factors. Methods Over half a million twin births of low risk pregnancies in the US, from 1995 to 2004, were used to construct a fetal weight standard. We used the Hadlock’s fetal growth standard and the proportionality principle to make the standard adjustable for other factors such as race/ethnicity. We validated the standard in different race/ethnicities in the US and against previously published curves from around the world. Results The adjustable fetal weight standard has an excellent match with the observed birthweight data in non-Hispanic White, non-Hispanic Black, Hispanics, and Asian from 24 to 38 weeks gestation. It also had a very good fit with cross-sectional data from Australia and Norway, and a longitudinal standard from Brazil. However, our model-based 10th and 90th percentiles differed substantially from studies in Japan and US that used the last menstrual period for estimate of gestational age. Conclusion The adjustable fetal weight standard for twins is a flexible tool and can be used in different populations.en
dc.titleAn adjustable fetal weight standard for twins: a statistical modeling studyen
dc.typeJournal Articleen
dc.language.rfc3066enen
dc.rights.holderZhang et al.en
dc.date.updated2015-09-04T08:31:04Zen
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