Low-Birth-Weight Among The Newborn at Kassala Maternity Hospital- 2007

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2015-03-26
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Mohammed, Osman
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Cross-sectional, hospital based, descriptive study was conducted at Kassala Maternity Hospital (March-September, 2007) To study low birth weight among the new born and identify the factors contributing to low birth weight. The proportion of low birth weight was (11.4%) among the new born at Kassala Maternity Hospital. (17.9%) of rural mothers delivered low birth weight .(30%) of mothers age less than 18 years delivered low birth weight .Education level was associated with low birth weight in (37%) . (11.9) of house wives delivered low birth weight .Low birth weight was found to be (14.3%) among mothers have high in come. (56%) of mothers gestational period less than 37 weeks delivered low birth weight .Pregnancy spacing 1-2years found to be (20%) of those who delivered low birth weight .Diseases during pregnancy related to high rate of low birth weight . (34%) of women delivered low birth weight not received prenatal care. (20%) 0f smokers delivered low birth weight. Parents conflicts is associated factor of low birth weight (26.5%). (14.3%) of the low birth weight have family relation ships between parents.
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Low,Birth,Weight,Newborn, Kassala Maternity Hospital
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