Changing scenario of birthweight in South India.
Reducing incidence of low birthweight and increasing mean birthweights are now considered seriously in the national action plans.
Comparison of birthweights obtained over two decades from the representative random segments of rural and urban areas of North Arcot Ambedkar district, Tamil Nadu, India, were studied.
Although statistically significant (p<0.001), the mean birthweight shows only a marginal increase of 70 g from 2774.5 g (±500.2) in 1969-73 to 2845.4 g (±451.0) in 1989-93.
The mean birthweight stratified by area and gender also revealed similar increase.
Mots-clés Pascal : Poids naissance faible, Epidémiologie, Poids naissance, Tamil Nadu, Inde, Asie, Evolution, Nouveau né, Homme, Poids corporel, Gestation pathologie, Anthropométrie, Nouveau né pathologie
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Low birth weight, Epidemiology, Birth weight, Tamil Nadu, India, Asia, Evolution, Newborn, Human, Body weight, Pregnancy disorders, Anthropometry, Newborn diseases
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Code Inist : 002B20G03. Création : 09/06/1995.