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RMJ. 2013; 38(1): 61-63

Frequency of Low Birth Weight in Newborns of different Socio-economic groups in Rawalpindi

Tahira - Sadiq, Farah Rashid Siddiqui, Muhammed Ayaz Bhatti.

It was a cross-sectional study conducted in different public and private sector hospitals of Rawalpindi during 2008. A pre-tested structured questionnaire was used to interview the 288 mothers selected through stratified sampling technique. Data collection tool explored the demographic characteristic, socio-economic status and different risk factors for low birth weight. the reults of this study shows that Overall the frequency of low birth weight was 19%, which was highest amongst the low socio-economic group;frequency of low birth weight is effected by the social class and highest among the low socio-economic group

Key words: Low Birth Weight, LBW in developing countries, infant mortality, premature births.

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