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Weight

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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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The authors also found that babies delivered by these women had 20 percent higher risk of cesarean delivery and 14 percent greater risk of low birth weight.
'Low birth weight has multiple causes and reducing it requires strategies to improve maternal nutritional status; guarantee adequate maternal services and care before, during and after birth; and strengthen social support,' the report stated.
Low birth weight (LBW) was observed in 124 (36.2%) cases in anaemic group and in 44 (14.6%) cases in non-anemic group.
(9) Low birth weight girls are more likely to end up with preeclampsia themselves when they become pregnant years later.
Therefore, the present study was undertaken to determine the prevalence of low birth weight in newborns in a primary health centre of Cachar, Assam.
Binary and multiple logistic regressions were done to identify factors associated with term low birth weight neonate.
Since poor nutrition from conception is the main cause of stunting and a key factor in low birth weight, providing nutrition support for poor pregnant and breast-feeding mothers is crucial in addressing this national burden.
Keywords: Sideropaenic anaemia, Preterm birth, Low birth weight, Perinatal mortality, Apgar score, Stillbirth.
It found that death rates between birth and 18 years old were 130 times more frequent in babies born with a very low birth weight of under 2.5kg (5.5lb).
The study found that death rates between birth and 18 years old were 130 times more frequent in babies born with a very low birth weight of under 2.5kg (5.5lb).
Now it has emerged that parts of Kirklees have some of the highest rates of low birth weight babies in England.