low-birth-weight infant


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Synonyms for low-birth-weight infant

an infant born weighing less than 5.5 pounds (2500 grams) regardless of gestational age

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The former were less likely than the latter to have a very low-birth-weight infant (one weighing less than 1,500 g) and to have a very preterm birth (delivery before 34 weeks' gestation)--0.
When counselling the parents of a possible extremely low-birth-weight infant the risks of mortality and short- and long-term morbidity need to be discussed.
Among mothers who had one or more other child(ren) (low birth-weight, n=74, normal birth-weight, n=62), mothers of low-birth-weight infants were more likely to report having had a previous low-birth-weight infant (51.
38 is saved in the cost of caring for low-birth-weight infants.
We used birth registry data without personal identifiers from the New York State Vital Statistics (New York State Department of Health 1994-2000) to test the hypothesis that living in a zip code that contains or abuts a PCB-contaminated site is a risk factor for giving birth to a low-/very low-birth-weight infant.
Some 4% of women delivered a low-birth-weight infant after the second pregnancy.
In addition, delivering a low-birth-weight infant was significantly associated with postpartum depression in 14 states.
Chronic diabetes was positively associated with the likelihood of having a low-birth-weight infant among white, Hispanic and Asian women (1.
Programs targeting specific factors that can increase a woman's risk of having a low-birth-weight infant may help reduce the incidence of this outcome, according to a study of women in Colorado participating in a targeted risk reduction prenatal program.
1) Compared with women who remained employed at a financially adequate level during their pregnancy, those who became unemployed, involuntarily switched to part-time work or transitioned to work paying poverty wages bore lighter infants, had elevated odds of giving birth to a low-birth-weight infant or both.
Martek Biosciences Corporation (NASDAQ: MATK) today announced the introduction of a low-birth-weight infant formula containing Martek's proprietary nutritional oils in the United Kingdom (U.
Factors associated with reduced odds of white and black mothers' having a low-birth-weight infant do not show a similar pattern of associations among Asian Indian and Mexican mothers.
These calculations revealed that compared with women who had no diagnosis, those with a psychiatric disorder had twice the odds of bearing a low-birth-weight infant (odds ratio, 2.
1) Furthermore, women who take protease inhibitors as part of their combined drug regimen are no more likely to have a premature or very premature delivery or a low-birth-weight infant than are women who use combination therapy without these drugs, monotherapy or no therapy.