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Yeungnam University Journal of Medicine 1994;11(1):160-166.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.12701/yujm.1994.11.1.160    Published online June 30, 1994.
Measurements of Mid-arm Circumference(MAC) and Mid-arm Circumference/Head Circumference(MAC/HC) Ratio as Indices of Nutritional Status in Newborn Infants.
Jae Jun Lee, Kyung Ah Lee, Young Hwan Lee, Son Moon Shin
Abstract
Mid-arm circumference and mid-arm circumference/head circumference ratio(MAC/HC) were measured in 207 AGA(appropriate for gestational age) infants delivered at 26 to 42 weeks of gestation from January 1990 to December 1993 in Yeungnam University Hospital, Taegu, Korea. There were linear relationships between MACs and MAC/HC ratios and gestational age(MAC : y=03181x -2.2069, r=0.81, p<0.001 ; MAC/HC ratio : y=0.049x+0.1128, r=0.62, ; < 0.001). Using standard curves of MAC and MAC/HC ratio according to the gestational age, measurement of MAC or MAC/HC ratio can be a noninvasive, simple method to evaluate the intrauterine growth of newborn infants and the nutritional status of growing premature infants.
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