   Chapter 9, Problem 4RQ

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Questions 3,4, and 5 concern an infant who was born at 32 weeks gestation and weighed 1200 grams (2 pounds 10 ounces). He is now 3 months old. Answer true or false for each statement.This infant has a chronological age of 3 months and a corrected age of 1 month.__________ True _____ False

Summary Introduction

To explain: Whether the statement, “This infant has a chronological age of 3 months and a corrected age of 1 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 was weighed 1200 grams. Now, he is 3 months old.

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...

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