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Recognising failure to thrive in early childhood

Edwards, Adrian G. ORCID:, Halse, P. C., Parkin, J. M. and Waterston, A. J. 1990. Recognising failure to thrive in early childhood. Archives of Disease in Childhood 65 (11) , pp. 1263-1265. 10.1136/adc.65.11.1263

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The maximum weight centile achieved by a child between 4 and 8 weeks of age was found to be a better predictor of the centile at 12 months than the birth weight centile. Children whose weight deviated two or more major centiles below this maximum weight centile for a month or more showed significant anthropometric differences during the second year of life from those who showed no such deviation. It is suggested that this leads to a logical and practical definition of failure to thrive.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Medicine
Subjects: R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
R Medicine > RJ Pediatrics > RJ101 Child Health. Child health services
Publisher: BMJ Publishing Group
ISSN: 0003-9888
Last Modified: 27 Oct 2022 09:03

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