Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
Show Summary Details
More options …

Journal of Perinatal Medicine

Official Journal of the World Association of Perinatal Medicine

Editor-in-Chief: Dudenhausen, MD, FRCOG, Joachim W.

Editorial Board: / Bancalari, Eduardo / Greenough, Anne / Genc, Mehmet R. / Chervenak, Frank A. / Chappelle, Joseph / Bergmann, Renate L. / Bernardes, J.F. / Bevilacqua, G. / Blickstein, Isaac / Cabero Roura, Luis / Carbonell-Estrany, Xavier / Carrera, Jose M. / D`Addario, Vincenzo / D'Alton, MD, Mary E. / Dimitrou, G. / Grunebaum, Amos / Hentschel, Roland / Köpcke, W. / Kawabata, Ichiro / Keirse, Marc J.N.C. / Kurjak M.D., Asim / Lee, Ben H. / Levene, Malcolm / Lockwood, Charles J. / Marsal, Karel / Makatsariya, Alexander / Nishida, Hiroshi / Papp, Zoltán / Pejaver, Ranjan Kumar / Pooh, Ritsuko K. / Reiss, Irwin / Romero, Roberto / Saugstad, Ola D. / Schenker, Joseph G. / Sen, Cihat / Seri, Istvan / Vetter, Klaus / Winn, Hung N. / Young, Bruce K. / Zimmermann, Roland

9 Issues per year


IMPACT FACTOR 2016: 1.577
5-year IMPACT FACTOR: 1.705

CiteScore 2016: 1.49

SCImago Journal Rank (SJR) 2016: 0.602
Source Normalized Impact per Paper (SNIP) 2016: 0.832

Online
ISSN
1619-3997
See all formats and pricing
More options …
Volume 39, Issue 3

Issues

Somatic classification of neonates based on birth weight, length, and head circumference: quantification of the effects of maternal BMI and smoking

Manfred Voigt
  • German Center for Growth, Development, and Health Encouragement during Childhood and Youth, Berlin, Germany
  • Other articles by this author:
  • De Gruyter OnlineGoogle Scholar
/ Krisztina Zels / Florian Guthmann / Volker Hesse
  • German Center for Growth, Development, and Health Encouragement during Childhood and Youth, Berlin, Germany
  • Other articles by this author:
  • De Gruyter OnlineGoogle Scholar
/ Yvonne Görlich
  • Department of Occupational, Social and Environmental Medicine, University Medical Center Göttingen, Göttingen, Germany
  • Other articles by this author:
  • De Gruyter OnlineGoogle Scholar
/ Sebastian Straube
  • Department of Occupational, Social and Environmental Medicine, University Medical Center Göttingen, Göttingen, Germany
  • Email
  • Other articles by this author:
  • De Gruyter OnlineGoogle Scholar
Published Online: 2011-04-28 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/jpm.2011.017

Abstract

We defined neonates as small, appropriate, or large for gestational age (SGA, AGA, LGA) based on birth weight, length, and head circumference. We analyzed the effects on the somatic classification of maternal body mass index (BMI) (<18.5, 18.5–24.99, 25.0–29.99, ≥30) and smoking during pregnancy (0, 1–7, 8–14, ≥15 cigarettes daily). Data were from the German Perinatal Survey (1998–2000; 433,669 cases). The following refers to the classification by birth weight. In the normal maternal weight population SGA rates increased with cigarette consumption: 9.8%, 17.8%, 21.6%, and 25.4% for non-smokers, and smokers of 1–7, 8–14, and ≥15 cigarettes daily, respectively. In non-smoking underweight women the SGA rate was 17.4%. In underweight smokers of ≥15 cigarettes daily the SGA rate was 38.5% [odds ratio 5.77, 95% confidence interval 5.10–6.53, compared with normal weight non-smokers]. In the normal maternal weight population, LGA rates were 9.9%, 5.3%, 4.6%, and 3.5% for non-smokers, and smokers of 1–7, 8–14, and ≥15 cigarettes daily, respectively. In the obese, LGA rates were 20.9% (non-smokers) and 11.4% (≥15 cigarettes). Similar findings were obtained for the somatic classifications based on birth length and head circumference. Results for the various combinations of maternal BMI and smoking status in the three classification systems are described. Our findings may assist in individualized risk assessment for SGA and LGA births.

Keywords: Large for gestational age (LGA) rate; maternal body mass index (BMI); small for gestational age (SGA) rate; smoking during pregnancy; somatic classification of neonates

About the article

Corresponding author: Priv.-Doz. Sebastian Straube, BM BCh, MA (Oxon), DPhil Department of Occupational, Social and Environmental Medicine University Medical Center Göttingen Waldweg 37 B D-37073 Göttingen Germany Tel.: +49 551 39 8044 Fax: +49 551 39 6184


Received: 2010-08-05

Revised: 2010-10-23

Accepted: 2010-11-19

Published Online: 2011-04-28

Published Online: 2011-04-28

Published in Print: 2011-05-01


Citation Information: Journal of Perinatal Medicine, Volume 39, Issue 3, Pages 291–297, ISSN (Online) 1619-3997, ISSN (Print) 0300-5577, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/jpm.2011.017.

Export Citation

Citing Articles

Here you can find all Crossref-listed publications in which this article is cited. If you would like to receive automatic email messages as soon as this article is cited in other publications, simply activate the “Citation Alert” on the top of this page.

[1]
Hayfaa A Wahabi, Ahmed A Mandil, Rasmieh A Alzeidan, Ahmed A Bahnassy, and Amel A Fayed
BMC Public Health, 2013, Volume 13, Number 1
[2]
[3]
Tanis R Fenton, Roseann Nasser, Misha Eliasziw, Jae H Kim, Denise Bilan, and Reg Sauve
BMC Pediatrics, 2013, Volume 13, Number 1
[4]
Sumi Agrawal and Abha Singh
The Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology of India, 2016, Volume 66, Number 6, Page 448
[5]
[6]
Frank R. Greer and Irene E. Olsen
Current Pediatrics Reports, 2013, Volume 1, Number 4, Page 240
[7]
M Tanvig, S Wehberg, CA Vinter, JS Joergensen, PG Ovesen, H Beck-Nielsen, DM Jensen, and HT Christesen
BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics & Gynaecology, 2013, Volume 120, Number 3, Page 320
[8]
Jelmer R. Prins, Machteld N. Hylkema, Jan Jaap H.M. Erwich, Sippie Huitema, Gerjan J. Dekkema, Frank E. Dijkstra, Marijke M. Faas, and Barbro N. Melgert
American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology, 2012, Volume 207, Number 1, Page 76.e1

Comments (0)

Please log in or register to comment.
Log in