Infant health: low birth weight
Low birth weight ‐ defined here as newborns weighing less than 2 500 grams ‐ is an important indicator of infant health because of the close relationship between birth weight and infant morbidity and mortality. There are two categories of low birth weight babies: those occurring as a result of restricted foetal growth and those resulting from pre‐term birth.
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Document Type: Review Article
Publication date: 2009-12-01