Perinatal outcome of pregnancies complicated with extreme birth weights at term Academic Article uri icon


  • Objective: The objective of this study is to investigate whether an abnormal birthweight at term, either small for gestational age (SGA,< 5th centile for gestational age) or large for gestational age (LGA,> 95th centile for gestational age), is a risk factor for perinatal complications as compared with birthweight appropriate for gestational age (AGA). Methods: A population-based retrospective cohort analysis of all singleton pregnancies delivered between 1991 and 2014 at Soroka Medical Center. Congenital malformations and multiple pregnancies were excluded. A multivariable generalized estimating equation regression model was used to control for maternal clusters and other confounders. Results: During the study period, 228,242 births met the inclusion criteria, of them 91% were AGA (n= 207,652), 4.7% SGA, and 4.3% LGA. SGA significantly increased the risk for perinatal mortality …

publication date

  • January 1, 2017