|Title:||Low birth weight in the Taif Region, Saudi Arabia|
|Authors:||Madani, Khalid A.|
|Abstract:||The present study is a prospective case-control study on low-birth-weight [LBW] infants born at the maternity hospital in Taif city in Saudi Arabia. The results showed a lower incidence [1 3.6%] of LBW than that reported from other developing countries. However, this incidence was almost double that reported from other cities in Saudi Arabia. Almost all forms of fetal morbidities among LBW infants and mortalities showed significant increase. Although the 2 500 gram figure for identifying low birth weight is important for comparison across different cultures, the results of this study suggest that each population should also establish its own birth weight centile|
|Subject:||Infant, Low Birth Weight|
|Appears in Collections:||EMRO Journal Articles (EMHJ)|
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