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Table 1 Means and standard deviations of the different measurements

From: Determining an anthropometric surrogate measure for identifying low birth weight babies in Uganda: a hospital-based cross sectional study

Measure in cm Range Mean (SD) Mean difference p-value
   All babies Birth weight Birth weight  
    < 2500 grams ≥ 2500 grams  
Head circumference (HC) 23.5–54.5 34.4 (2.0) 32.0 (1.52) 34.7 (1.84) 0.0010
Foot length (FL) 6.0–9.3 7.9 (0.51) 7.2 (0.46) 8.1 (0.43) 0.0001
Mid upper arm circumference (MUAC) 6.0–19.0 10.9 (1.36) 9.1 (0.83) 11.1 (1.23) 0.0001
Thigh circumference (TC) 7.5–36.5 16.8 (2.27) 14.1 (1.35) 17.2 (2.11) 0.0010
Chest circumference (CC) 13.5–52.0 32.5 (2.64) 28.6 (2.14) 33.0 (2.23) 0.0006
Weight in grams 1370–5350 3050 (0.53) 2120 (0.27) 3280 (0.42) 0.0001