Table 2

Distribution of height divided by birth weight and age for females

Birth weight (g)Height at 7 y (cm)Height at 11 y (cm)Height at 16 y (cm)Height at 23 y (cm)
No.95% CINo.95% CINo.95% CINo.95% CI
<2000  29115.3 to 119.7  27136.5 to 141.4  28155.5 to 160.2 32157.3 to 162.2
2000–2499 204115.5 to 117.1 199137.3 to 139.3 183156.5 to 158.5 23515.7 to 159.4
2500–2999 896118.2 to 118.9 904140.4 to 141.3 827159.1 to 159.81045160.0 to 160.7
3000–34991713119.8 to 120.31732141.9 to 142.61527160.9 to 161.51964161.8 to 162.4
3500+1390121.2 to 121.81425144.1 to 144.81284163.1 to 163.71600164.2 to 164.9
Total4232119.8 to 120.24287142.3 to 142.73849161.2 to 161.54876162.2 to 162.5
Mean 95% CI Mean 95% CI Mean 95% CI Mean 95% CI
Height deficit2-150 3.763.59 to 3.934.374.15 to 4.594.043.84 to 4.233.853.66 to 4.03
  • 2-150 Difference of height between low birth weight (<2500 g) and adequate birth weight (⩾2500 g) children at each age.