The Fenton growth chart for preterm infants has been revised to accommodate the World Health Organization Growth Standard and reflect actual age instead of completed weeks, in order to improve preterm infant growth monitoring.
The Fenton charts are endorsed by the French, Portuguese, Colombian and Turkish Pediatric Societies, the American Academy of Pediatrics, the Chinese Neonatal Network, the Ecuador Ministry of Public Health, the French Society of Neonatology, the Spanish Society of Gastroenterology and Paediatric Nutrition and the Merck Manual.
A systematic review and meta-analysis to revise the Fenton growth chart for preterm infants
Fenton, Tanis R & Kim, Jae H. A systematic review and meta-analysis to revise the Fenton growth chart for preterm infants. BMC Pediatrics.2013, 13:59
Growth Chart Validation Study
Validating the weight gain of preterm infants between the reference growth curve of the fetus and the term infant
Fenton TR, Nasser R, Eliasziw M, Kim JH, Bilan D, Sauve R. Validating the weight gain of preterm infants between the reference growth curve of the fetus and the term infant. BMC Pediatr. 2013;13(1):92.
Assign gestational age size at birth
The 6 country meta-analysis sex-specific percentiles, which were used to develop the Fenton Preterm Growth Charts, can be used to assign size for gestational age (small, large and appropriate) at birth. This data is made freely available under an open Creative Commons License for non-commercial use.
The charts are being used in the following countries: Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, Croatia, Ecuador, Estonia, France, Germany, Greece, India, Indonesia, Iran, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Korea, Kuwait, Mexico, New Zealand, Norway, Peru, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, the Netherlands, the UK, the UAE and the USA