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Morbidity pattern of low-birth-weight infants in an urban slum of Kolkata, India

Morbidity pattern of low-birth-weight infants in an urban slum of Kolkata, India Original article 39 Morbidity pattern of low-birth-weight infants in an urban slum of Kolkata, India a c d b a Bobby Paul , Indranil Saha , Abhijit Mukherjee , Ranadeb Biswas , Sima Roy and Ramendra N. Chaudhuri Department of Community Medicine, Institute of Post Background Graduate Medical Education and Research, Depart- Low birth weight (birth weight < 2500 g) is one of the major determinants of neonatal ment of Community Medicine, All India Institute of Hygiene and Public Health, Kolkata, Department of morbidity as well as mortality and these are known to be significantly higher in these Community Medicine, Burdwan Medical College and infants. Hospital, Burdwan and Post Graduate Trainee, Community Medicine, R.G. Kar Medical College and Objective Hospital, West Bengal, India To study the morbidity pattern of low-birth-weight (LBW) infants in an urban slum in Correspondence to Dr Bobby Paul, Department of Kolkata, India. Community Medicine, Institute of Post Graduate Materials and methods Medical Education and Research, Kolkata, West Bengal, India A follow-up community-based study was undertaken in 2004–2005 in an urban slum Tel: + 91 98300 46821; fax: +33 2223 4659; of Chetla (Kolkata, West Bengal, India), among 126 singleton live-born babies, who e-mail: drbobbypaul@gmail.com; dr_bobbypaul@rediffmail.com http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Journal of the Egyptian Public Health Association Wolters Kluwer Health

Morbidity pattern of low-birth-weight infants in an urban slum of Kolkata, India

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© 2011 Egyptian Public Health Associations
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0013-2446
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10.1097/01.EPX.0000399137.11413.e0
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21844757

Abstract

Original article 39 Morbidity pattern of low-birth-weight infants in an urban slum of Kolkata, India a c d b a Bobby Paul , Indranil Saha , Abhijit Mukherjee , Ranadeb Biswas , Sima Roy and Ramendra N. Chaudhuri Department of Community Medicine, Institute of Post Background Graduate Medical Education and Research, Depart- Low birth weight (birth weight < 2500 g) is one of the major determinants of neonatal ment of Community Medicine, All India Institute of Hygiene and Public Health, Kolkata, Department of morbidity as well as mortality and these are known to be significantly higher in these Community Medicine, Burdwan Medical College and infants. Hospital, Burdwan and Post Graduate Trainee, Community Medicine, R.G. Kar Medical College and Objective Hospital, West Bengal, India To study the morbidity pattern of low-birth-weight (LBW) infants in an urban slum in Correspondence to Dr Bobby Paul, Department of Kolkata, India. Community Medicine, Institute of Post Graduate Materials and methods Medical Education and Research, Kolkata, West Bengal, India A follow-up community-based study was undertaken in 2004–2005 in an urban slum Tel: + 91 98300 46821; fax: +33 2223 4659; of Chetla (Kolkata, West Bengal, India), among 126 singleton live-born babies, who e-mail: drbobbypaul@gmail.com; dr_bobbypaul@rediffmail.com

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Journal of the Egyptian Public Health AssociationWolters Kluwer Health

Published: Aug 1, 2011

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