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Head circumference data: references


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  2. China

  3. Zong XN, Li H. Construction of a new growth references for China based on urban Chinese children: comparison with the WHO growth standards. (2013) PloS one 8(3):e59569 doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0059569. Full text on PubMed.

  4. Egypt

  5. Zaki ME et al (2008) Head circumference reference data for Egyptian children and adolescents. E Med Health J 14(1):69-81. Full text from the WHO.

  6. France

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  9. Greece

  10. Data taken from Greek national growth references, available from the Greek Ministry of Health.

  11. Hong Kong

  12. Fok TF et al. (2003) Updated gestational age specific birth weight, crown-heel length, and head circumference of Chinese newborns. Arch Dis Child Fetal Neonatal Ed 88(3):F229-F236. Full text on PubMed.

  13. India

  14. Kandraju H et al. (2012) Gestational age-specific charts for anthropometry at birth for South Indian infants. Indian Pediatr 49(3): 199-202. Full text from publisher.

  15. Jamaica

  16. Samms-Vaughan M et al. (2006) Growth Curves for Normal Jamaican Neonates. West Indian Med 32(5):368-374. Full text from Scielo.

  17. Japan

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  20. Malawi

  21. Kalanda B.F. et al. (2005) Anthropometry of Malawian live births between 35 and 41 weeks of gestation. Ann Hum Biol 32(5):639-649. Abstract on PubMed.

  22. Norway

  23. Júlíusson PB et al. (2009) Growth charts for Norwegian children. Tidsskr Nor Legeforen 129:281-286. Full text.

  24. Spain

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  26. Sweden

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  29. United States

  30. Daymont C et al. (2010) Head circumference distribution in a large primary care network differs from CDC and WHO curves. Pediatrics 126(4): e836-842. Abstract on PubMed.
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  32. World Health Organization

  33. World Health Organization (2007) WHO Child Growth Standards: Head circumference-for-age, arm circumference-for-age, triceps skinfold-for-age and subscapular skinfold-for-age: methods and development. Geneva: World Health Organization. Full text from WHO.

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