Original Articles

The Indian Journal of Pediatrics

, Volume 60, Issue 2, pp 269-274

Maternal risk factors associated with low birth weight

  • Nurul AminAffiliated withRural Unit for health and Social Affairs Department, Christian Medical College and Hospital
  • , R. AbelAffiliated withRural Unit for health and Social Affairs Department, Christian Medical College and Hospital
  • , V. SampathkumarAffiliated withRural Unit for health and Social Affairs Department, Christian Medical College and Hospital

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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