Volume 4, Issue 4 (Winter 2001)                   J Qazvin Univ Med Sci 2001, 4(4): 58-64 | Back to browse issues page

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Abstract Background: One of the most common ways to evaluate infants’ growth is measurement of antropometric indices. Objective: To study the average height and weight of newborns in Deziani hospital of Gorgan and its relation with the mothers’ age, race and parity. Methods: Through a cross-sectional descriptive study 2190 infants were randomly selected using the existing information in the hospital. Findings: The average weight and height of all newborns were 3244±493 gr and 49.49±2.23 cm respectively, and higher in cesarean born (P<0.05). According to race and age, these parameters were higher in Torkaman newborns and newborns with mothers aged above 18. Conclusion: Geographical, environmental and racial parameters, parity and mothers’ age have significant effects on newborns antropometric indices.
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Pediatrics