Low Birthweight (LBW) is an important predictor of future and . Compared to of normal weight, LBW infants may be at increased risk of 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 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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