Epidemiological factors affecting low birth weight

Negi, K.S.; Kandpal, S.D. and Kukreti, M. (2006) Epidemiological factors affecting low birth weight. JK Science, Journal of Medical Education, 8 (1). pp. 31-34. ISSN 0972-1177

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Abstract

The present study was conducted to determine the epidemiological factors influencing low birth weight. The prominent factors associated with low birth weight (LBW) such as maternal age, parity, obstetric and maternal anthropometry were studied in a rural community of district Dehradun. The average birth weight of all newborns was 2.67± 0.42 kg and 23.84% of newborns were LBW. The factors which were significant for LBW were antenatal care, parity, inter-pregnancy interval, gestational weight, and bad obstetric history. However, the relationship between maternal age and height with low birth weight was not found to be statistically significant (p>.05).

EPrint Type:Article
Additional Information:ORIGINAL ARTICLE 8(1),2006 JK SCIENCE
Uncontrolled Keywords:Low birth weight; Parity; Inter pregnancy interval, Epidemiology
Subjects:Persons > Age Groups > Infant > Infant, Newborn > Infant, Low Birth Weight
Health Occupations > Medicine > Epidemiology
Congenital, Hereditary, and Neonatal Diseases and Abnormalities > Infant, Newborn, Diseases > Infant, Premature, Diseases
Persons > Age Groups > Infant
ID Code:1720
Deposited By:JK Science: Journal of Medical Education and Research
Deposited On:04 August 2006

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