2%) were classified as very low birth weight
and 8 (0.
Approximately 63,000 infants are born in the United States with a very low birth weight
(one to five percent of all live births).
The study found that adults with very low birth weight
scored lower or performed slower in general intelligence, executive functioning and attention and visual memory compared to the adults born at a low to normal weight.
There is some evidence of reduced linear growth and increased risk of rickets in very low birth weight
infants fed unsupplemented human milk (23,24).
Low birth weight was defined as < 2,500 g, and very low birth weight
as < 1,500 g.
Six birth outcomes were studied: low birth weight (less than 2,500 g), very low birth weight
(less than 1,500 g), preterm birth (20-36 weeks' gestation), very preterm birth (20-31 weeks' gestation), fetal death at 20 or more weeks and neonatal death (before hospital discharge or, for infants delivered in a non-hospital setting, before completion of the birth certificate).
The authors said that very low birth weight
clearly affected children's later intellectual and academic performance.
However, this isn't true of very low birth weight
These infants are considered very low birth weight
, and are at substantial risk of serious health problems, lasting disabilities, and even death5.
Washington, Dec 6 (ANI): Premature infants, born with very low birth weight
are more prone to suffering from memory and attention problems when they become adults than babies born at a low to normal weight, a study has suggested.
Low and very low birth weight
in infants conceived with use of assisted reproductive technology.