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Comparative outcome of low birth weight babies.
Indian Pediatr. 1993 Jan; 30(1):15-21.IP

Abstract

One hundred and fifty six babies with birth weight between 1500-2000 g and 103 full term-appropriate for gestational age (FT-AGA) babies delivered at University Hospital, District Hospital and village homes were included for a comparative study of mortality, morbidity and growth pattern. The low birth weight (LBW) babies from the three centres had similar birth weight and gestational age. Neonatal mortality rates for the LBW babies were similar at the three centres. The main cause of death were infections and aspiration with rates again being similar. Diarrhea and respiratory tract infections were common causes of morbidity. The mortality rates for the LBW babies were significantly higher as compared to FT-AGA babies irrespective of the place of delivery. The incidence of morbidities like diarrhea and respiratory infections were also higher in LBW babies. However, the differences were statistically significant mostly in the preterm group. The weight gain of all LBW babies was similar up to 3 months of age. The findings of an identical outcome for the LBW babies at village level to those managed at hospitals is an encouraging trend to increasing domiciliary care for LBW babies.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Department of Pediatrics, Institute of Medical Sciences, Banaras Hindu University.No affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Comparative Study
Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

8406701

Citation

Das, B K., et al. "Comparative Outcome of Low Birth Weight Babies." Indian Pediatrics, vol. 30, no. 1, 1993, pp. 15-21.
Das BK, Mishra RN, Mishra OP, et al. Comparative outcome of low birth weight babies. Indian Pediatr. 1993;30(1):15-21.
Das, B. K., Mishra, R. N., Mishra, O. P., Bhargava, V., & Prakash, A. (1993). Comparative outcome of low birth weight babies. Indian Pediatrics, 30(1), 15-21.
Das BK, et al. Comparative Outcome of Low Birth Weight Babies. Indian Pediatr. 1993;30(1):15-21. PubMed PMID: 8406701.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Comparative outcome of low birth weight babies. AU - Das,B K, AU - Mishra,R N, AU - Mishra,O P, AU - Bhargava,V, AU - Prakash,A, PY - 1993/1/1/pubmed PY - 1993/1/1/medline PY - 1993/1/1/entrez KW - Age Factors KW - Asia KW - Biology KW - Birth Weight KW - Body Weight KW - Comparative Studies KW - Demographic Factors KW - Developing Countries KW - Diseases KW - Follow-up Studies KW - India KW - Infant KW - Infant Mortality KW - Infant, Premature KW - Low Birth Weight KW - Morbidity KW - Mortality KW - Neonatal Mortality KW - Physiology KW - Population KW - Population Characteristics KW - Population Dynamics KW - Research Report KW - Southern Asia KW - Studies KW - Youth SP - 15 EP - 21 JF - Indian pediatrics JO - Indian Pediatr VL - 30 IS - 1 N2 - One hundred and fifty six babies with birth weight between 1500-2000 g and 103 full term-appropriate for gestational age (FT-AGA) babies delivered at University Hospital, District Hospital and village homes were included for a comparative study of mortality, morbidity and growth pattern. The low birth weight (LBW) babies from the three centres had similar birth weight and gestational age. Neonatal mortality rates for the LBW babies were similar at the three centres. The main cause of death were infections and aspiration with rates again being similar. Diarrhea and respiratory tract infections were common causes of morbidity. The mortality rates for the LBW babies were significantly higher as compared to FT-AGA babies irrespective of the place of delivery. The incidence of morbidities like diarrhea and respiratory infections were also higher in LBW babies. However, the differences were statistically significant mostly in the preterm group. The weight gain of all LBW babies was similar up to 3 months of age. The findings of an identical outcome for the LBW babies at village level to those managed at hospitals is an encouraging trend to increasing domiciliary care for LBW babies. SN - 0019-6061 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/8406701/Comparative_outcome_of_low_birth_weight_babies_ L2 - https://medlineplus.gov/prematurebabies.html DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -