birthweight


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birth weight

or birth·weight (bûrth′wāt′)
n.
The weight of an infant at birth.

birth•weight

(ˈbɜrθˌweɪt)

n.
the weight of an infant at birth.
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While differences in birthweight between treatment and no-treatment arms have been modest, reductions in neonatal body fat, as measured by skin-fold thickness, the ponderal index, and birthweight percentile, have been highly significant.
It is not just a mother's ethnic background that influences a child's birthweight, the same is true for a father, says a study.
The objective of the study was to determine the frequency and outcome of Small for Gestational Age (SGA) foetuses, and its association with the mode of delivery, foetal birthweight, maternal age and gestational age.
Yet another study links low birthweight to air pollution and traffic.
PREGNANT women who are exposed to even low levels of air pollution are at an increased risk of giving birth at term to low birthweight babies, according to a large-scale study.
They examine ways to optimize health and nutrition outcomes for the mother and infant in the neonatal period and first two years after birth, focusing on the prevention of low birthweight, starting with the health of adolescent girls, through pre-pregnancy and pregnancy stages, and ending with lactation, as well as the nutritional follow-up and feeding opportunities in relation to dietary requirements of children with a low birthweight.
Outside Latin America, a few studies reported the effect of pregnancy-associated malaria in unstable malaria settings in Africa and Asia (9-12), and described increased risks for low birthweight and for maternal anemia as consequences of P.
It is also strongly associated with birthweight - itself a known determinant of healthy ageing.
The results, published in the international journal Pediatrics, show that babies who put on 40% of their birthweight in the first four weeks had an IQ 1.5 points higher by the time they were six years of age, compared with babies who only put on 15% of their birthweight.
Caffeinated instant coffee (568 women) was compared with decaffeinated instant coffee (629 women) and it was found that reducing the caffeine intake of regular coffee drinkers (3+ cups/day) during the second and third trimester by an average of 182 mg/day did not affect birthweight or length of gestation.
Infants who participating in the study were selected from the medical records of outpatients who fulfilled the following inclusion criteria: child of an HBsAg-negative mother (when serological status was known) or of unknown HBsAg status; between 7 and 12 months of age irrespective of gestational age and/or birthweight; and had completed the entire vaccine regimen (Buthang[R] recombinant DNA vaccine) prior to their 6-month birthday, as registered in the child's healthcare card in accordance with the Ministry of Health's National Immunization Program.
It found 6% of babies were premature and delivered at less than 37 weeks gestation, while 5% had a low birthweight and 3% a high birthweight.