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Author Assefa, Nega ♦ Berhane, Yemane ♦ Worku, Alemayehu
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Subject Domain (in DDC) Computer science, information & general works ♦ Data processing & computer science
Description Background: Low Birth Weight (LBW) is one of the major risk factor for death in early life. However, little is known about predictors of LBW in sub-Saharan Africa. Therefore, the aim of this study was to measure the incidence and determinants of LBW in a rural population of Ethiopia. Methods: An observational cohort study on pregnant women was conducted from December 2009 to November 2010. During the study period 1295 live birth were registered and the weights of 956 children were measured within 24 hours after birth. Socio-demographic, economic, maternal and organizational factors were considered as a predicators of LBW, defined as birth weight below 2500g. Logistic regression was used to analyze the data, odds ratio (OR) and confidence intervals (CI) are reported.
Educational Role Student ♦ Teacher
Age Range above 22 year
Educational Use Research
Education Level UG and PG ♦ Career/Technical Study
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Institution in Kersa, Ethiopia. PloS one 2012; 7:e39957. doi: 10. 1371/journal.pone.0039957 PMID: 22792140