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Table 2 Comparison of babies having abnormal values of one or more indices

From: Approaching the diagnosis of growth-restricted neonates: a cohort study

   CANS BW centiles
   n Median 95%CI p Score ≥ 27 (no/total) Median 95% CI p
MAC≤ S 13 22 21.9 to 25.0 .32 0/13 12.7 5.8 to 18.3 .44
10 th centile C 37 22 21.0 to 24.0   3/37 9.5 4.6 to 15.7  
PI≤ S 21 27 24.0 to 27.2 <.0001 14/21 46.5 35.5 to 60.4 <.0001
10 th centile C 22 22 20.0 to 24.0   0/22 10.8 4.1 to 21.8  
CC≤ S 15 26 21.0 to 27.0 .01 5/15 10.4 5.3 to 22.3 .03
10 th centile C 25 22 20.4 to 23.8   2/25 5.5 2.1 to 11.2  
MAC/HC≤ S 12 25 23.6 to 27.0 .0002 3/12 45.2 29.8 to 63.9 <.0001
10 th centile C 34 22 21.0 to 24.0   2/34 12.3 5.5 to 21.1  
  1. All babies with abnormal values (≤ 10th centile for gestational age) of the individual indices are classified into two groups: The first, symbolized by S, includes cases with abnormal values in a single index (the one indicated in the left hand column) and the second, symbolized by C, includes cases with abnormal values in a combination of indices (including the one indicated in the left hand column). The p values refer to the S and C groups of the individual indices. CANS, Clinical Assessment of Nutritional Status Score; BW, birth weight; MAC, mid-arm circumference; PI, ponderal index; CC, chest circumference; HC, head circumference