Users Online: 469 Home Print this page Email this page Small font sizeDefault font sizeIncrease font size
 

 

Home About us Editorial board Search Ahead of print Current issue Archives Submit article Instructions Subscribe Contacts Login 
     
BRIEF RESEARCH ARTICLE
Year : 2013  |  Volume : 57  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 20-23

Factors associated with low birth weight among newborns in an urban slum community in Bhopal


1 Former Civil Surgeon and Senior Pediatrician, District Hospital, Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh, India
2 Senior Obstetrician & Gynaecologist, District Hospital, Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh, India
3 Principal Medical College, Sagar, Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh, India
4 Professor of Pediatrics, Gandhi Medical College, Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh, India

Correspondence Address:
A K Choudhary
Quarter No. 94/13-F, Tulsi Nagar, Bhopal - 462 003, Madhya Pradesh
India
Login to access the Email id

Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/0019-557X.111362

Rights and Permissions

A community based cohort study on birth weight of newborns was conducted among pregnant women of an urban slum in Bhupal, India. The study was carried out to assess the magnitude of low birth weight (LBW) and factors contributing it in an urban slum community. Socio-demographic and maternal characteristics were examined applying statistical techniques to find out the variables associated with the LBW. An additional schedule was used to collect information from mothers about their socio-demographic background, dietary intake and the rest during the pregnancy. Weight of newborns of mothers registered in the study and delivering at the district hospital was recorded. Mean birth weight of newborns of 290 registered mothers was 2.57 ± 0.36 g. One hundred and five newborns (36.2%) had a birth weight lesser than 2500 g. Among different variables studied, statistically significant association was found in case of occupation, daily calorie intake and duration of day-time rest taken by pregnant women.


[FULL TEXT] [PDF]*
Print this article     Email this article
 Next article
 Previous article
 Table of Contents

 Similar in PUBMED
   Search Pubmed for
   Search in Google Scholar for
 Related articles
 Citation Manager
 Access Statistics
 Reader Comments
 Email Alert *
 Add to My List *
 * Requires registration (Free)
 

 Article Access Statistics
    Viewed5122    
    Printed88    
    Emailed1    
    PDF Downloaded1141    
    Comments [Add]    
    Cited by others 3    

Recommend this journal