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Describing an average in which some values count for more than others. For example, if an index consisting of 10 stocks is weighted for price, this means that the average price of the stocks will move more when the stocks with higher price move. Most indices use weighted averages so "smaller" values do not affect the index inordinately. This helps correct for the fact that averages tend to be affected by extreme values. One of the most common ways of weighting an average is to weight for market capitalization.
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Direct bilirubin level was the highest in the LBW group, but the mean value for the indirect bilirubin for LBW, VLBW and ELBW groups were 3.
By utilizing a dedicated team with expertise in the care of these patients, CHOC Children's clinicians have determined that establishing a unit dedicated to the care of ELBW patients has led to improved quality and outcomes.
While previous studies were concerned with the effects of ELBW or LBW in children in developed countries, the studies relied mostly on standardized laboratory-based measures of academic achievement rather than actual school outcomes.
2000) found gender differences in the hearing and speech subscales of the Griffiths Scales: ELBW girls obtained higher scores than ELBW boys.
The height and weight of the ELBW study participants at adolescence was statistically similar to the term children (160 cm and 55 kg), but 73% of the ELBW adolescents had vision problems, compared with 38% of the term adolescents, Ms.
In one study, 36 children born full term were compared with 36 ELBW children at 3 years of age and again at 4 years of age.
51-54) Table 7 is a compilation of studies from 1987 to 1999 evaluating the disability status outcomes of VLBW and ELBW children.
At both age 8 and 16, scores on the Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children-Revised were 13-18 points lower in the ELBW group than in the control group.
Despite the referral protocol in place, many high-risk VLBW and ELBW deliveries still do not take place at GSH.
One of the studies from a developing country reported on use of NCPAP outside the NICU and showed that 92% of ELBW infants were managed with NCPAP outside NICU set-up with good outcomes.
31] supplementation on weight gain and linear growth in ELBW infants with CLD who received volume-restricted fortified human milk.
This study was designed to investigate the short-term outcomes of ELBW infants during their Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) stay in the mainland of China.