Table 12.8Summary of findings from a retrospective cohort study936 to determine the predictive value of fetal growth restriction detected by serial ultrasound

OutcomeFGR (n = 24)NFG (n = 212)RR
Low birthweight
BW < 2500 g63%16%3.9 (95% CI 2.5 to 6.0)
BW < 1500 g25%3%8.8 (95% CI 3.1 to 25.2)
BW < 5th centile25%1%17.7 (95% CI 4.7 to 66.1)
Poor neonatal outcome
Preterm birth50%22%2.3 (95% CI 1.4 to 3.7)
Long neonatal hospital stay50%19%2.6 (95% CI 1.6 to 4.2)
NICU admission46%13%3.6 (95% CI 2.1 to 6.3)
Assisted ventilation required21%5%4.0 (95% CI 1.5 to 10.6)

From: 12, Fetal growth and wellbeing

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