Babson And Benda

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Babson and Benda Growth Chart The growth chart by Babson and Benda (1976) shows means and standard deviations for birth weight, head circumference, and length from a gestational age of 26 weeks to 1 year of age. For the newborns, Babson obtained data from mostly Caucasian infants born in Portland, Oregon, for the years from 1959 through 1966. 39,743 infants with gestational ages from 27 to 44 weeks, including 3381 infants with gestational ages from 27 to 37 weeks were included in the study. The gestational age was based on the LMP. Mean and standard deviation for 3 parameters were measured from the chart and were converted into percentiles. Limitations were X axis begins at 26 weeks gestation and Y axis has 500gm interval increments so precise
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