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Table 4 Z-scores and ΔZ-scores in 276 preterm infants born 30–33 weeks of gestation

From: Nutrition practice, compliance to guidelines and postnatal growth in moderately premature babies: the NUTRIQUAL French survey

  Birth Z-score Z-score 36 weeks PCA/DC ΔZ-scorea pb
Weight (mean ± SD) −0.17 ± 0.88 −1.00 ± 0.82 −0.80 ± 0.47 <0.0001
Length (mean ± SD) −0.21 ± 1.14 −1.12 ± 1.09 −0.90 ± 0.91 <0.0001
Head Circumference (mean ± SD) 0.04 ± 1.04 −0.41 ± 0.92 −0.41 ± 0.74 <0.0001
  1. aΔZ-score from birth to 36 weeks PCA/DC. bZ-score 36 weeks PCA/DC versus Birth Z-score (ANOVA for repeated measures)