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Reliability of infant length measurement.
  1. I J Doull,
  2. E S McCaughey,
  3. B J Bailey,
  4. P R Betts
  1. Department of Child Health, Southampton General Hospital.


    The reliability of length measurement was determined in 38 infants less than 1 year of age. The SD of a single length measurement was 0.28 cm at birth and 0.42 cm both at 6 weeks and at 8 months of age, comparable with the SD of a single height measurement in previously reported older children. There is no technical reason to prevent reliable measurement of young infants.

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