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Vol. 12, Special Issue 10 (2023)

Assessment of maternal factors associated with low birth weight neonates

Author(s):
Girijamma Mulimani, Kashibai Khyadagi, Lata Pujar, Uma Kulkarni, and Rajeshwari N
Abstract:
Birth weight is an important criteria for determining the neonatal survival. Low Birth Weight (LBW) is a sensitive indicator influenced by socio-economic conditions and indirectly measures the health of the mother and the child. Maternal risk factors associated with incidence of low birth weight infants was undertaken in government and private hospitals of Hubli-Dharwad and data was recorded by interviewing the mothers of LBW infants using pre structured questionnaire. The prevalence of low birth weight infants in government and private hospitals ranged from 6.56 percent to 17.12 percent. The major associated with risk factors were low socio-economic status (75.8%), joint family (61.2%), maternal weight less than 45 kg (70.20%), and gestational weight gain below 7kg during pregnancy (50.8%), anemia (86.4%) and primigravida (52.6%). The mean intake of all foods were lower (21-88%) than SDA (Suggested Dietary Allowance) except for fats and oils (133%).
Pages: 319-322  |  131 Views  82 Downloads
How to cite this article:
Girijamma Mulimani, Kashibai Khyadagi, Lata Pujar, Uma Kulkarni, and Rajeshwari N. Assessment of maternal factors associated with low birth weight neonates. The Pharma Innovation Journal. 2023; 12(10S): 319-322.
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