Term: High Birth Weight
Last Updated: 2010-11-18
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.
- Brownell M, Chartier M, Au W, Schultz J. Evaluation of the Healthy Baby Program. Winnipeg, MB: Manitoba Centre for Health Policy, 2010. [Report] [Summary] (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. [Report] [Summary] [Updates and Errata] (View)
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