Journal of Probiotics & Health

Journal of Probiotics & Health
Open Access

ISSN: 2329-8901

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Mustaf Mahdi Badal

Department of Biotechnology, College of Health Science Kebridahar, Kebridahar University, Ethiopia

  • Research Article   
    Determinants of Low Birth Weight in Dire-Dawa City Public Health Facility Eastern Ethiopia
    Author(s): Mustaf Mahdi Badal

    Background: Low Birth Weight (LBW) is one of the leading public health problems in developing countries including Ethiopia. Worldwide, more than 20 million infants born low birth weight every year. Of which about 13% to 15% occur in Sub-Saharan Africa. Thus, knowing clear picture of the risk factors of LBW in the study area is essential. Therefore, this study was conducted to identify determinants of LBW in all public health facilities in dire dawa city administration eastern Ethiopia. Methods: Unmatched case-control study was employed from 1 June to 1 August the data were collected using structured and pretested interviewer administered questionnaire in all public health facilities in study areas. Consecutive sampling technique was used to select cases and controls respectively. Data were entered in to Epidata software in version 3:1 and exported to SPSS version 23. Var.. View More»
    DOI: 10.35248/2329-8901.20.8.253

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