Published: 2016-12-25

Study of correlation of gestational age estimation by new ballard score with inter mammary distance in new born

Anshuman Srivastava, Utkarsh Sharma


Background: It is important to recognise preterm babies as they have a different set of problems than term babies.

Methods: Study was done over a period of 2 years.254 new-borns ranging in gestational age from 27 to 42 weeks were studied in MYH Hospital, Indore.

Results: Intermammary distance and gestational age showed a positive correlation with a correlation coefficient of 0.9. SGA and AGA babies had correlation coefficient of 0.95 and 0.89 respectively.

Conclusions: Intermammary distance of 69.60mm can be used to differentiate preterm and term babies. This simple measurement can be easily used by peripheral health workers at remote places to differentiate between term and preterm babies.


Intermammary distance, Gestational age, New ballard score

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