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Low Birthweight

low birthweight

Low Birthweight (LBW) is an important predictor of future morbidity and mortality. Compared to infants of normal weight, LBW infants may be at increased risk of perinatal morbidity, infections, and the longer term consequences of impaired development such as delayed motor and social development or learning disabilities.

The measures presented here include only singleton births. Multiple births (twins, triplets, etc.) are a major known risk factor associated with low birthweight birth and were excluded in this data in order to focus on other possible risk factors.

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