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Weighted

Describing an average in which some values count for more than others. For example, if an index consisting of 10 stocks is weighted for price, this means that the average price of the stocks will move more when the stocks with higher price move. Most indices use weighted averages so "smaller" values do not affect the index inordinately. This helps correct for the fact that averages tend to be affected by extreme values. One of the most common ways of weighting an average is to weight for market capitalization.
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Despite the referral protocol in place, many high-risk VLBW and ELBW deliveries still do not take place at GSH.
It is important information for counselling of parents of VP and VLBW children dealing with disability and schooling problems in childhood.
Almost one-third (32%) of the VLBW cohort had a mental health diagnosis on the DAWBA, which resembled findings from a recent study in Norway, reported Dr.
In this study, although the proportion of both very preterm delivery and VLBW babies was significantly more in teenage girls, this was not adversely reflected in the five-minute Apgar scores.
2%) VLBW infants born within the 39-month study period (October 2006 through January 2010) were consecutively recruited into the study.
Methods: The sample consisted of 105 subjects: 35 mothers of VLBW infants (<1500 g), 35 mothers of low birth weight (LBW) infants (1500-2500 g), and 35 mothers of healthy term infants (>2500 g).
studied VLBW infants (body weight <1000 g) and collected a net mean UCB volume of only 37 mL; RBC preparation was successful only in exceptional cases.
Effect of breastmilk consumption on neurodevelopmental outcomes at 6 and 12 months of age in VLBW infants.
It has been observed that full-term children show linguistic difficulties at school age, but these problems are even more pronounced in low birth weight (LBW) and VLBW children (Ortiz-Mantilla, Choudhury, Leevers, & Benasich, 2008).