Journal of the Korean Pediatric Society 1974;17(1):67-73.
Published online January 31, 1974.
Clinical Assessmentof Gestational Age in the Newborn Infant
Byung Hae Yoon, Sae Yun Oh, Chui Koo Lee
Department of Pediatrics, National Medical Center Seoul, Korea
新生兒 在胎期間의 臨床的 推定
尹街海, 吳世銳, 李激求
國立醫療院 小兒科
Abstract
A scoring system for gestational age, based on 10 neurologic and 11 external criteria, has been, applied to 200 newborn infants who have born at the obstetric ward of National Medical Center, Seoul, Korea. Total score gave a good correlation with gestational age. The correlation coefficient for the total, rcore against gestation was 0. 62. The regression formula for the total score(x) against gestation(y) is: y=0.18x+29. 999. The method give consistent results within the first 3 days and is equally reliable in the first 24 hours of life. This scoring system is more objective and reproducible than trying to guess gestational age on the presence or absence of in dividual signs.




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