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Year : 1988  |  Volume : 13  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 158-165
Physical Growth Pattern Of Normal And Low Birth Weight Babies Of Northern India



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The present study was carried out in Ajmer City of Rajasthan State, India. The incidence of low birth weight was found to be 39.94% in the study. The height, weight, head circumference and chest circumference of normal weight babies was significantly higher that low birth weight babies at every stage of the growth. Initial gain in above antropometric measurements was higher in low birth weight babies that normal weight babies but at the end of the study the initial deficit in their anthropometric measurements still persisted.


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