small for gestational age

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small for gestational age

Intrauterine growth retardation Neonatology adjective Referring to an infant whose gestational age and weight gain are < expected for age. See Low birthweight.

small for ges·ta·tion·al age

(SGA) (smawl jes-tā'shŭn-ăl āj)
Infant whose birth weight is below the tenth percentile for gestational age.

small for gestational age



1. Term describing an infant whose birth weight is at or below the 10th percentile, as correlated with the number of weeks in utero on the intrauterine growth chart.
2. A fetus that is more than two standard deviations smaller than the mean size of fetuses in its population.
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Results indicated that children born to WIC-recipients had lower scores on the maternal health rating of the child, were more likely to be born low birth weight, born small for gestational age, and had lower birth weights.
Energy substrate production in infants born small for gestational age.
No evidence of a significant effect on duration of gestation, small for gestational age births and birth length was noted.
Thresholds for small for gestational age among newborns of East Asian and South Asian ancestry.
Die authors used fixed-slope random-intercept multilevel models to estimate association between the residential built environment indices and five adverse birth outcomes [preterm birth (PTB), small for gestational age (SGA), low birth weight (LBW), continuous birth weight, and birth weight percentile for gestational age (BWPGA)].
Recent data (31,32) on levels of glucose, insulin and IGFBP-1 support the view that in infants born small for gestational age (SGA), insulin sensitivity is reduced in the liver but increased in the periphery.
The baby was born floppy and small for gestational age, while the placenta "looked calcified and pale".
High and low hemoglobin levels during pregnancy: differential risks for preterm birth and small for gestational age.
Poor working conditions, particularly low levels of job control, were significantly associated with higher risks of low birthweight, very low birthweight, small for gestational age, all preterm, very preterm and extremely preterm births, but not with mortality.
The prospective study compared birth size and the incidence of babies born small for gestational age (SGA) in 654 infants whose mothers had taken inhaled or systemic corticosteroids and [[beta].
He and his coinvestigators retrieved birth data for all of these participants from the Medical Birth Registry of Norway Individuals who were small for gestational age (SCA) were 37% more likely to meet HADS criteria for an anxiety disorder and

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