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