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Nutrition Through The Life Cycle

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ISBN: 9781337919333
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Questions 3, 4, 5, and 6 concern an infant who was born at 32 weeks gestation and weighed 1200g (2 lb 10 oz).

He is now three months old. Answer true or false for each statement.

This infant has a chronological age of three months and a corrected age of one month.

__ True

___False

Summary Introduction

To explain: Whether the statement, “This infant has a chronological age of three months and a corrected age of one month” is true or false.

Introduction: Corrected age is calculated by subtracting the infant's gestational age at birth from 40 weeks, which is the length of a full-term pregnancy. The resulting number of weeks is divided by four to obtain months. The result in months is then subtracted from the infant's current age.

Explanation

An infant was born premature at 32 weeks of gestation. At the time of birth, the infant weighed 2lb 10oz, which is approximately 1200g. Now, he is three months old.

Corrected age of an infant is calculated by subtracting the infant's gestational age at birth from 40 weeks, which is the length of a full-term pregnancy. The resulting number of weeks is then divided by four to obtain months...

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