appropriate for gestational age

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appropriate for gestational age

Neonatology adjective Referring to an infant whose gestational age and weight are synchronous according to standardized age and growth curves. See Low birthweight.

ap·pro·pri·ate for ges·ta·tion·al age

(AGA) (ă-prō'prē-ăt jes-tā'shŭn-ăl āj)
Referring to an infant whose birth weight is reasonable for its gestational age.

appropriate for gestational age



Born with a normal height, weight, head circumference, and body mass index; being neither abnormally large nor abnormally small at birth. Because pregnancies sometimes end before 38 weeks or after 42 weeks, the judgment of what is the appropriate size for a newborn infant is adjusted to reflect the number of weeks that the mother was pregnant and the sex of the child. Babies born after a pregnancy of 38 to 42 weeks' duration are AGA if they weigh between 2.5 and 4 kg.
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Gestational size was defined as falling into one of three categories: appropriate for gestational age (AGA) characterized neonates between the 10th and 90th percentiles in weight; small for gestational age (SGA) defined neonates under the 10th percentile in weight; and large for gestational age (LGA) referred to neonates over the 90th percentile in weight.
89% babies were reported as LBW according to WHO criteria, customised growth charts of Kokan region pointed out as appropriate for gestational age (AGA).
25% of patients were small for gestational age (SGA) while 75% appropriate for gestational age (AGA).

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