Term: Appropriate-for-Gestational-Age (AGA)

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Glossary Definition

Last Updated: 2012-11-05


A birth was considered to be appropriate for gestational age if the birth weight was between the 10th and 90th percentiles for the infant's gestational age and sex. (Kramer et al., 2001).

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  • Kramer MS, Platt RW, Wen SW, Joseph, KS, Allen A, Abrahamowicz M, Blondel B, Bréart G, Fetal/Infant Health Study Group of the Canadian Perinatal Surveillance System. A new and improved population-based Canadian reference for birth weight for gestational age. Pediatrics 2001;108(2):1-7. [Abstract] (View)

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  • 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)