Low birthweight in the plateau region of Nigeria.

  title={Low birthweight in the plateau region of Nigeria.},
  author={E. Allen Wright},
  journal={East African medical journal},
  volume={67 12},
A prospective study was conducted over a three-month period; 1st February 1983 to 30th April 1983, to determine the incidence of low birthweight infants and the various factors related to low birthweight, in infants born at the Jos University Teaching Hospital. During the period studied, there were 1,597 deliveries out of which 195 (12.2%) weighed less than 2,500g. They comprised 105 males and 90 female infants. Sixty-one percent of the low birthweight infants were premature and the rest were… CONTINUE READING