Term: High Birth Weight

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Glossary Definition

Last Updated: 2010-11-18

Definition:

Any infant who weighs between 4,001 and 9,000 grams as recorded at birth (Brownell et al., 2010).

In Heaman et al. (2012), a baby is considered to have a high birth weight if the weight is greater than 4,500 grams.

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References 

  • Brownell M, Chartier M, Au W, Schultz J. Evaluation of the Healthy Baby Program. Winnipeg, MB: Manitoba Centre for Health Policy, 2010. [Summary] [Full Report] (View)
  • Heaman M, Kingston D, Helewa M, Brownell M, Derksen S, Bogdanovic B, McGowan K, Bailly A. Perinatal Services and Outcomes in Manitoba. Winnipeg, MB: Manitoba Centre for Health Policy, 2012. [Summary] [Full Report] [Errata] (View)