Advances in Pediatric Research

Advances in Pediatric Research
Open Access

ISSN: 2385-4529

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Hamid Yimam

Department of Public Health, College of Health Sciences, Mizan Tepi University, Mizan Teferi, Ethiopia

  • Review Article   
    Development, Validation of a Risk Score to Predict Low Birth Weight using Characteristics of the Mother
    Author(s): Hamid Yimam*

    Low birth weight (LBW), a weight at birth of less than 2500 g (5.5 lb), continues to be a significant public health problem globally. It is estimated that 15% to 20% of all births worldwide are LBW, accounting for more than 20 million in a year. The rate of LBW varies considerably among regions and countries, with higher burden among low- and middle-income countries (LMIC). The prevalence in LMICs (16.5%) is twice higher than in high-income countries (7%). In Ethiopia, LBW rate ranges from 8% to 54%, showing a huge variation across geographical settings and time periods. A recent systematic review showed a pooled estimate of 17.3% in Ethiopia, which implies it still remains an important public health problem in the country... Read More»
    DOI: 10.35248/2385-4529.21.8.38

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