Morbidity and mortality of low-birth-weight infants in Egypt
AbstractLow birth weight is one of the major determinants of neonatal survival and postneonatal morbidity. This study assessed the morbidity and mortality of low-birth-weight [LBW] infants during the first 3 months. Data were collected for 6701 live births. All singleton liveborn LBW infants as well as a comparison group of normal-birth-weight [NBW] infants were followed up for 3 months. Data were collected on weight, morbidity and mortality using a structured questionnaire. Admission to neonatal intensive care unit and mortality were more frequent in LBW [31.6%, 2.0%] than NBW infants [2.0%, 0.2%]. They also had increased risk of neonatal jaundice at 1 month, an increased risk of growth retardation and a much higher risk of mortality
Mansour, E., Eissa, A.N., Nofal, L.M., Kharboush, I. & Reda, A.A. (2005). Morbidity and mortality of low-birth-weight infants in Egypt. EMHJ - Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal, 11 (4), 723-731, 2005 http://www.who.int/iris/handle/10665/117000
JournalEMHJ - Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal, 11 (4), 723-731, 2005
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