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Morbidity and mortality of low-birth-weight infants in Egypt.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  16700389     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Low birth weight is one of the major determinants of neonatal survival and postneonatal morbidity. This study assessed the morbidity and mortality of low-birth-weight (LBW) infants during the first 3 months. Data were collected for 6701 live births. All singleton liveborn LBW infants as well as a comparison group of normal-birth-weight (NBW) infants were followed up for 3 months. Data were collected on weight, morbidity and mortality using a structured questionnaire. Admission to neonatal intensive care unit and mortality were more frequent in LBW (31.6%, 2.0%) than NBW infants (2.0%, 0.2%). They also had increased risk of neonatal jaundice at 1 month, an increased risk of growth retardation and a much higher risk of mortality.
E Mansour; A N Eissa; L M Nofal; I Kharboush; A A Reda
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Eastern Mediterranean health journal = La revue de santé de la Méditerranée orientale = al-Majallah al-ṣiḥḥīyah li-sharq al-mutawassiṭ     Volume:  11     ISSN:  1020-3397     ISO Abbreviation:  East. Mediterr. Health J.     Publication Date:  2005 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2006-05-16     Completed Date:  2006-06-02     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9608387     Medline TA:  East Mediterr Health J     Country:  Egypt    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  723-31     Citation Subset:  IM    
Ministry of Health and Population, Cairo, Egypt.
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MeSH Terms
Birth Weight
Chi-Square Distribution
Cross-Sectional Studies
Developmental Disabilities / epidemiology
Diarrhea, Infantile / epidemiology
Egypt / epidemiology
Follow-Up Studies
Infant Mortality*
Infant, Low Birth Weight*
Infant, Newborn
Infant, Newborn, Diseases / epidemiology*,  etiology
Infection / epidemiology
Intensive Care Units, Neonatal / utilization
Jaundice, Neonatal / epidemiology
Logistic Models
Patient Admission / statistics & numerical data
Population Surveillance
Risk Factors
Vomiting / epidemiology

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