TABLE 1

Validation of Mother's Perception of Birth Size

Perception of Birth SizeBirth Weight, kgaTotal, NMean (SD) Birthweight, kg
<2.002.00–2.492.50–3.49≥3.50
Very tiny8 (35)6 (26)8 (35)1 (4.4)232.23 (0.70)
Smaller than average10 (6.0)57 (34)97 (58)3 (1.8)1672.50 (0.45)
Average size5 (0.3)134 (7.5)1389 (78)261 (15)17892.95 (0.43)
Larger than average021 (3.2)388 (59)248 (38)6573.30 (0.46)
Very big baby00326 (52)302 (48)6283.45 (0.46)
Total23 (0.7)218 (6.7)2208 (68)815 (25)32643.09 (0.51)
  • a Values are n (%).