Small for date baby is –


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Small for date baby is –

    1. < 10 percentile for the gestational age
    1. < 50 percentile for gestational age
    1. < 2000 gm
    1. < 2500 gm

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The expected weight of newborn infants born at a given gestational age is generally estimated from the intrauterine growth charts on observations in live births of mothers delivering at different gestations.

  • Appropriate for gestational age (appropriate for date)

Babies with birth weight ranging between 10th to 90th percentile on such a chart are considered appropriate for date.

  • Small for gestational age (small for date)

Babies with birth weight less than 10th percentile are categorized as small for dates.

  • Large for gestational age (large for date)

Babies with birth weight more than 90th percentile are categorized as large for date.

  • Low birth weight newborn

Any neonate weighing less than 2500 gm at birth irrespective of the gestational age.

  • Very low birth weight newborn

Any neonate weighing less than 1500 gm at birth irrespective of the gestational age.

  • Extremely low birth weight newborn

Any neonate weighing less than 1000 gm at birth irrespective of the gestational age.