The Indian Journal of Pediatrics

, Volume 60, Issue 2, pp 269–274

Maternal risk factors associated with low birth weight

  • Nurul Amin
  • R. Abel
  • V. Sampathkumar
Original Articles

DOI: 10.1007/BF02822189

Cite this article as:
Amin, N., Abel, R. & Sampathkumar, V. Indian J Pediatr (1993) 60: 269. doi:10.1007/BF02822189
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Abstract

Maternal factors comprising of social, obstetric and anthropometric are fund to influence LBW. The present study had found association between obstetricrisk factors like age of the mother, parity and gravida with LBW. Similar association was also observed between maternal height, and maternal weight with LBW. However, social factors were not found to be associated with LBW. This could probably be due to RUHSA’s intervention which requires a further inquiry.

Key words

Low birth weight Normal birth weight Maternal factors Social factors 

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© Dr. K C Chaudhuri Foundation 1993

Authors and Affiliations

  • Nurul Amin
    • 1
  • R. Abel
    • 1
  • V. Sampathkumar
    • 1
  1. 1.Rural Unit for health and Social Affairs DepartmentChristian Medical College and HospitalNorth Arcot Ambedkar District

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