birth weight

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birth weight

or birth·weight (bûrth′wāt′)
n.
The weight of an infant at birth.
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babies born at a low birth-weight may be rising: Between 2014 and 2016, the rate increased 2 percent to a little more than 8 percent.
"Parents of very premature or very low birth-weight children did not differ in quality of life 27 years later compared to parents who had children born healthy and at term," said the study's lead author, Dieter Wolke.
Anthropometric indicators of nutritional status and growth in very low birth-weight premature infants hospitalized in a neonatal intensive care unit.
The rate of very low birth-weight twins fell significantly from 11.5% during 1989-1993 to 6.89% during 1999-2003 at Gundersen Lutheran Medical Center in LaCrosse, Wis., where Dr.
The relationship between low birth-weight and ADHD remained even after the investigators controlled for potential confounding variables, including maternal use of tobacco and alcohol, socioeconomic status, mother's age at the child's birth, parental ADHD, antisocial behavior in the child or either parent, the child's IQ, and the presence of a learning disability in the child.
Previous research by the same team has linked air pollution to harmful effects on pregnancy, including premature birth and low birth-weight babies.