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birth weight

or birth·weight (bûrth′wāt′)
n.
The weight of an infant at birth.
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The study involved 285 children who were born with a marginally low birth weight -- 2-2.
Although birth weight of calves depends upon several factors including sex, dam size, temperature and maternal nutrition, however different size of breeds may have contributed to the differences in calf birth weights.
3] Low birth weight is one of the most serious challenges in maternal and child health in developing countries.
The odds for low term birth weight were highest when the entire pregnancy was exposed to extreme temperatures.
It has been reported that birth weight and yearling body weight are major tools in the selection for future breeding plans and policies.
Reduction of infant and under-five mortality would hardly be achieved without seriously addressing the modifiable maternal risk factors of birth weight and LBW.
Scientists linked essential nutrients found in urine called branchedchain amino acids (BCAAs) with variations in birth weight.
It found that death rates between birth and 18 years old were 130 times more frequent in babies born with a very low birth weight of under 2.
But in the very lowest birth weight category, conditions of the nervous system (20%) and respiratory system (16%) were found to be the leading causes of death.
3,5) A potential consequence of placental impairment is low birth weight, which in turn is associated with other detrimental health outcomes in children, both short- and long-term.
Methods: The prospective study was conducted between October and December 2012 at Al-Noor Speciality Hospital, Makkah, Saudi Arabia, and comprised low birth weight infants who were divided into three equal groups according to their birth weight: group A (low birthweight1501-2500gm), group B (very low birthweight1001-1500gm), and group C (extremely low birth weight less than 1000gm).