What is Low Birth Weight?

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Low birth weight (LBW) describes an infant weighing less than 2,500 g at full-term, or less than the 10th percentile on neonatal growth charts for its gestational age and sex (LBWGA). This happens in about 10% of cases.

Perinatal mortality in these newborns is 4-8 times higher. 7% die from congenital malformations and over 5% have significant neonatal problems. Poor foetal development and perinatal complications frequently produce alterations in their somatic and mental development.

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