Incidence and clinical profile of low birth weight (LBW) babies: A rural tertiary care hospital based study
Kutubur Rahman, A. R. Bhuyan, Md. A. Ullah
Objectives: To calculate the incidence of low birth weight (LBW) babies and assess their clinical profile. Methodology: All LBW babies born between January 2014 to June 2014 in Obstetrics and Gynaecology Department of Fakhruddin Ali Ahmed Medical College and Hospital (FAAMCH), Barpeta were assessed according to a predesigned proforma. Results: Out of total 4048 babies 1099 (27.14%) were LBW with a female male ratio of 959 per 1000. 559 (50.86%) were premature. Multiple pregnancies constituted 79 (7.45%). LSCS was done in 270 (25.47%) cases. Primi gravid was principal birth order as in 706 (64.24%).Conclusion: It has been observed that a similar incidence of high LBW is seen in rural areas countrywide.