• The regional centile table of the newborn’s body weight for the city of Kiev and the Kiev region

The regional centile table of the newborn’s body weight for the city of Kiev and the Kiev region

HEALTH OF WOMAN. 2018.4(130):30–33; doi 10.15574/HW.2018.130.30

Bila V. V., Golyanovsky V. O., Muravyov V.M.
Perinatal center, Kiev

The objective: to develop a regional gestational percentiles table of body weight for newborns in Kiev and Kyiv’s oblast.

Materials and methods. Data of the body weight of newborns were collected from Kyiv City Perinatal Center from January 2016 by January 2017. The total number included 5244 live births in the period of gestation 40+0–40+6 weeks of gestation. The standard deviation of the body weight, expressed as the percentage of the average body weight of all newborns, as well as the percentil calculator developed by Hadlock et al, supported by the WHO (2008), was used to generate the percentages and curves of the body weight.

Materials and methods. A newborn body weight percentile table was constructed, depending on the gestational age. Differences were observed between the current average body weight of newborns for Kyiv and current WHO links.

Conclusion. We found a rise in the average body weight of newborns, which we associate with excessive, unbalanced diet and the prescribing of a complex of multivitamins and biologically active substances during pregnancy. This indicates the importance of using this table for differential diagnosis of normal fetal growth from intrauterine growth restriction and small for fetal gestational age within the region of Kyiv and oblast.

Key words: delayed fetal growth, percentile table of the city of Kiev, average body weight of newborns, percentile schedule.

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