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INTRAUTERINE GROWTH RESTRICTION (IUGR)Definitions:Newborn infants are classified according to birth weight as small, average, or large for gestational age1. SGA. small for gestational age; birth weight <10th percentile for gestational age 2. AGA. average for gestational age; birth weight >10th, <90th percentile for gestational3. LGA. Large for gestational age; birth weight >90th percentile for gestational age4. IUGR (intrauterine growth restriction). Slower than normal rate of fetal growth 5. Normal birth weight. Greater than 2500 at term 6. Low birth weight. LBW, less than 2500 at birth 7. Very low birth weight. VLBW, less than 1500 g at birth 8. Extremely low birth weight. ELBW, less than 1000 at birthSmall-for-gestational-age (SGA) infants are a heterogeneous group of infants who are smaller than normal at birthSGA infants have a birth weight less than the 10th percentile of a population-specific birth weight versus gestational age relationship.Intrauterine growth restriction is defined as estimated fetal weight at or below the 10th percentile for gestational age.Intrauterine growth restriction (IUGR) is defined as a rate of fetal growth that is less than normal for the population and for the growth potential of a specific infantSome nonpathologic factors affecting fetal and birthweight include maternal height, paternal height, parity, ethnicity, and fetal sex.EpidemiologyBy definition, 10% of infants in any population will be at or below the 10th perc

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