Modeling the growth pattern of premature infants

Growth. Winter 1983;47(4):340-7.


A model for the accretion of weight of premature infants from birth to hospital discharge has been studied for goodness of fit and other qualities. The model has been fitted to data for weight of 22 infants with typical growth patterns and to a full range of standard premature growth curves. It was found that the model fitted well to the data suggesting its value as an analytic tool in studies of premature growth.

Publication types

  • Comparative Study

MeSH terms

  • Growth*
  • Humans
  • Infant, Newborn
  • Infant, Premature*
  • Models, Biological*
  • Statistics as Topic