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Weight

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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'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.
The researchers concluded that the direct effects of a baby's genes made a substantial contribution to birth weight. However, around one-quarter of the genetic effects identified were from the mother's genes that were not passed on to the child.
The average least square means for birth weight and weaning weight of Charolais and Hereford sired crossbred calves were higher than current study (Dadi et al.
Birth weight and length data of 116 German newborns (48 boys, 68 girls) with classical CAH who were born during the period from 1990 to 2017 were analyzed.
The parameters, namely birth weight, crown-to-heel length, head circumference, and chest circumference, were measured immediately after delivery.
Table 2: Frequency of estimated foetal weight to actual birth weight using ultrasonography
The study did find a link between traffic noise and birth weight. For each interquartile increase in air pollution exposure however there was a 2-6% increase in the odds of a LBW delivery.
The study showed that children born with only a little too low birth weight have more cognitive difficulties, such as lower verbal IQ and poorer attention and coordination abilities in comparison to children born with normal birth weight.
Birth weight was taken using baby weight scales after checking the scale with known weight control.
[3] Low birth weight is one of the most serious challenges in maternal and child health in developing countries.
The research variables were maternal BMI, newborn birth weight, maternal height and fetal crown heel length.