A low cost, colour coded, hand held spring scale accurately categorises birth weight in low resource settings

Luke C Mullany, Gary L. Darmstadt, P. Coffey, S. K. Khatry, S. C. LeClerq, J. M. Tielsch

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Aims: To determine the accuracy of a low cost, spring calibrated, hand held scale in classifying newborns into three weight categories (≥2500 g, 2000-2499 g, 91%) for both weight categories Conclusions: This low cost, simple-to-use device classified infants into weight categories with a high degree of consistency and accuracy that exceeds that of surrogate measures. This new device is useful for identifying and targeting life saving interventions for LBW, high risk infants in settings where infants are born in the home and conventional weighing scales are unavailable.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)410-413
Number of pages4
JournalArchives of Disease in Childhood
Volume91
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - May 2006

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A low cost, colour coded, hand held spring scale accurately categorises birth weight in low resource settings. / Mullany, Luke C; Darmstadt, Gary L.; Coffey, P.; Khatry, S. K.; LeClerq, S. C.; Tielsch, J. M.

In: Archives of Disease in Childhood, Vol. 91, No. 5, 05.2006, p. 410-413.

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Mullany, Luke C ; Darmstadt, Gary L. ; Coffey, P. ; Khatry, S. K. ; LeClerq, S. C. ; Tielsch, J. M. / A low cost, colour coded, hand held spring scale accurately categorises birth weight in low resource settings. In: Archives of Disease in Childhood. 2006 ; Vol. 91, No. 5. pp. 410-413.
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