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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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The below average test results may lead to more school difficulties and behavioural problems to a larger extent than for children born with normal birth weight.
Birth weights of calves were similar among all four seasons (Table 5) suggesting that season of birth was unrelated to birth weight of calves.
Therefore, the present study was undertaken to determine the prevalence of low birth weight in newborns in a primary health centre of Cachar, Assam.
The authors note that previous studies have suggested that heat exposure could affect birth weight by increasing oxidative stress--toxic byproducts formed when oxygen interacts with cells and tissues--and by increasing inflammation.
The Ram-wise results for birth weight and yearling body of Bibrik sheep showed non-significant difference among the offspring of Ram's.
This suggested "potential areas of intervention to promote a healthy birth weight," said Dr Coen.
Prof Kotecha said: "We know low birth weight is associated with increased mortality rates in infancy.
5% of babies born in Wales suffering from a low birth weight it, is clear that something must be done to reduce this number.
2] over the course of pregnancy was associated with an average 48-g reduction in birth weight across both cohorts.