A criterion for the definition of low birthweight (LBW) which is tailored to each population group is presented.
The suggested criterion is based on an assumption according to which the distribution of birthweight is actually a mixture of the following two components: the predominant (including about 95% of the newborns and is normally distributed) and the residual (assumed to be mainly composed of newborns under extreme risk for perinatal mortality).
Application of the suggested definition is demonstrated using data from two ethnic groups in Israel.
Mots-clés Pascal : Homme, Asie, Poids naissance faible, Définition, Méthodologie, Epidémiologie, Mortalité, Nouveau né, Facteur risque, Marqueur épidémiologique, Ethnie, Israël
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Human, Asia, Low birth weight, Definition, Methodology, Epidemiology, Mortality, Newborn, Risk factor, Epidemiological marker, Ethnic group, Israel
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Cote : 91-0462824
Code Inist : 002B30A. Création : 199406.