|A.||Birth weight is below the tenth percentile of the average gestational age|
Birth weight is below the 20 percentile of the average of gestational age
Birth weight is below the 30 percentile of the average of gestational age
Weight of baby is less than 1000 gm
Ans. is A i.e. Birth weight is below the tenth percentile of the average gestational age
Intrauterine growth restriction is said to be present in those babies whose birth weight is below the tenth percentile of the average for the gestational age. Growth restriction can occur in preterm, term, or Post-term babies.
- The birth weight of an infant is the single most important determinant of its chances of survival, healthy growth, and development.
- IUGR and SGA (small for gestational age) are usually used synonymously but are different terms.
- SGA fetus is not necessarily growth retarded. The baby may be constitutionally small. These neonates are not at increased risk of perinatal mortality and morbidity.