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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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of children in family 1-2 173 31.9 3-4 187 34.5 5+ 182 33.6 Mean 4.0 Economic status Low-income 115 21.2 Middle-high income 427 78.8 Mothers education No education 85 15.7 Less than secondary 137 25.3 Secondary and above 320 59.0 Mothers employment House-wife 395 72.9 Employed 147 27.1 Fathers education No education 47 8.7 Less than secondary 96 17.7 Secondary and above 399 73.6 ([section]) Extremely low birth weight (ELB W) and low birth weight (LB W) are overlapping and the percentages of all categories cannot be added to 100.
Neonatal candidiasis among extremely low birth weight infants: risk factors, mortality rates, and neurodevelopmental outcomes at 18 to 22 months.
Neurodevelopmental and functional outcomes of extremely low birth weight infants in the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development Neonatal Research Network, 1993-1994.
Philip Saul, "Pain reactivity in former extremely low birth weight infants at corrected age 8 months compared with term born controls," Infant Behavior and Development, vol.
"If you look at how many of those kids are doing fine, about 50 percent of those kids born extremely low birth weight - which is really, really small - they were doing fine and they were keeping up with their peers,"
Neuromotor outcomes at school age after extremely low birth weight: early detection of subtle signs.
- The poorest pulmonary outcomes and higher resting blood pressure were for those born at extremely low birth weight.
Extremely low birth weight is defined as less than about 2.2 pounds and about 1 in 200 babies like this.
Joseph Bliss, MD, PhD, a neonatologist at Women & Infants, is researching infection in extremely low birth weight newborns with the hopes that his discoveries will improve care not only for these infants but also for immune-compromised children and adults whose susceptibility to these infections may be life threatening.

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