Factors affecting low birth weight at four central hospitals in vientiane, Lao PDR.

@article{Viengsakhone2010FactorsAL,
  title={Factors affecting low birth weight at four central hospitals in vientiane, Lao PDR.},
  author={Louangpradith Viengsakhone and Yoshitoku Yoshida and Md. Harun-or-Rashid and Junichi Sakamoto},
  journal={Nagoya journal of medical science},
  year={2010},
  volume={72 1-2},
  pages={51-8}
}
The purpose of this study was to determine the factors affecting low birth weight (LBW) at four central hospitals in Vientiane, the capital city of Lao PDR. We collected data from 235 mothers with LBW babies and 265 with babies of normal birth weight (NBW) who had delivered them at four central hospitals from March to June of 2008. Among the mothers of LBW babies, 84.7% were aged 18-35 years, 7.7% aged < 18 years, and another 7.7% aged > 35 years, while the corresponding figures among those… CONTINUE READING
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