Determining gestational age in a low-resource setting: Validity of last menstrual period

Rebecca E. Rosenberg, A. S M Nawshad U Ahmed, Saifuddin Ahmed, Samir K. Saha, M. A K Azad Chowdhury, Robert E Black, Mathuram Santosham, Gary L. Darmstadt

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Abstract

The validity of three methods (last menstrual period [LPM], Ballard and Dubowitz scores) for assessment of gestational age for premature infants in a low-resource setting was assessed, using antenatal ultrasound as the gold standard. It was hypothesized that LMP and other methods would perform similarly in determining postnatal gestational age. Concordance analysis was applied to data on 355 neonates of

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)332-338
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Health, Population and Nutrition
Volume27
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jun 2009

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Keywords

  • Bangladesh
  • Gestational age
  • Last menstrual period
  • Neonatal health
  • Obstetrics

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Food Science
  • Health, Toxicology and Mutagenesis

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Rosenberg, R. E., Ahmed, A. S. M. N. U., Ahmed, S., Saha, S. K., Chowdhury, M. A. K. A., Black, R. E., Santosham, M., & Darmstadt, G. L. (2009). Determining gestational age in a low-resource setting: Validity of last menstrual period. Journal of Health, Population and Nutrition, 27(3), 332-338.