Journal article

INTERGROWTH-21st compared with GROW customized centiles in the detection of adverse perinatal outcomes at term

Natasha Pritchard, Anthea Lindquist, Isabela Dos Anjos Siqueira, Susan P Walker, Michael Permezel

The Journal of Maternal-Fetal & Neonatal Medicine | TAYLOR & FRANCIS LTD | Published : 2020

Abstract

BACKGROUND: INTERGROWTH-21st charts provide standards for infants born under optimal pregnancy conditions. However, their validity in a general obstetric population is unclear. We aimed to identify whether INTERGROWTH-21st charts, compared with gestation related optimal weight (GROW) charts customized on maternal height, weight, and parity, better identified the at-risk infant. METHODS: We performed a retrospective cohort analysis of all term women who gave birth at a single tertiary obstetric center during the period 1994-2016. Routinely collected maternity data was used for analysis. The primary outcome was an Apgar score <7 at 5 min. Secondary outcomes included Apgar score <5 at 5 min, st..

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