Vol. 3, Issue 12 (2017)
Study of factors concomitant with low birth weight babies
Author(s): Dr. Rashmi Agrawal, Dr. Mohan Kejriwal, Dr. Alka Singh
Abstract: The study has been planned to study the factors prevailing in a particular area responsible for low birth weight. With this background in mind the objective of the present study was to identify the maternal risk factors associated with LBW. The study had been done in Nalanda medical college and hospital, patna. Total 100 cases and 100 control cases who delivered the babies by vaginal delivery or caesarean section were selected in the study. The cases study includes the new born having the weight less than 2499 gm and control group includes the new born having the weight of more than 2499 gm. Thus findings of this study emphasizes the need for improving the quality and utilization of antenatal care, nutritional education to improve the weight gain during pregnancy, spacing, avoidance of tobacco, alcohol and substance abuse, and prevention and proper management of risk factors like anemia and hypertension.