Patients were included who had been labeled as having short stature based on height <-2 SD or <3rd centile
for age and gender plotted on 2000 CDC growth charts (developed by the American National Center for Health Statistics in collaboration with the National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion).26 The patients mostly belonged to middle to upper socioeconomic strata of the society.
The logic of growing wealth concentrated in the top centile
of wealth holders seemingly implies that if it persists, those families will eventually own everything.
She is the third child of consanguineous parents, with an uneventful pregnancy, vaginal delivery at 40 weeks, with birth weight 2,600 g (5th centile
) and birth height 46 cm (25th-50th centile
for Omani premature infants born at 26 weeks of gestation.
Pregnancy complications that excluded patients from the study were pre-eclampsia, diabetes, pregnancy-induced hypertension, suspected intrauterine growth restriction, and umbilical artery Doppler resistance index [greater than or equal to] 95th centile
. The outcomes of all patients included in the study are described.
A large proportion of the high values of VC 6-8 centile
intervals (CI) is defined in the area of environmental stress and DRH--in areas with environmentally critical situation (Table 2).
The bias of each method was upward (positive) ranging from 12% to 53% (at mean) and 11% to 74% (at 25th centile
), 6% to 55% (at median), and 11% to 48% (at 75th centile
Smoothing reference centile
curves: The LMS method and penalized likelihood.
At least one twin having a CRL below the fifth centile
also was significantly associated with single fetal loss (OR, 2.21).
Head circumference less than third centile
showed developmental delay with significant P value (P= 0.0001).
The appendix contains blood pressure centile
tables, ECG reference ranges, and basic cardiac catheter data.
Depending on his centile
, I'd even hold off getting a specialist opinion from a paediatric endocrinologist, which might make him feel very self-conscious and anxious.