Upper and lower limb standards in newborn

Indian Pediatr. 1989 Jul;26(7):667-70.


One thousand live born babies of various gestational ages were studied. Using standard techniques, various limbs anthropometric measurements were taken with a non-stretchable measuring tape. Normal values and S.D. for each gestational week were calculated and their relation with gestational age statistically analysed. All these measurements correlated with gestational age. Foot length correlated best with gestational age amongst all the measurements (r = 0.9399).

MeSH terms

  • Anthropometry / methods*
  • Arm / anatomy & histology*
  • Female
  • Gestational Age
  • Humans
  • India
  • Infant, Newborn / physiology*
  • Infant, Premature / physiology*
  • Leg / anatomy & histology*
  • Male
  • Reference Values