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Prevalence of Low Birth Weight and Prematurity and Associated Factors in Neonates in Ethiopia: Results from a Hospital-based Observational Study

Melkamu Berhane, Netsanet Workineh, Tsinuel Girma, Ruth Lim, Katherine J Lee, Cattram D Nguyen, Eleanor Neal, Fiona M Russell

Ethiopian Journal of Health Sciences | JIMMA UNIV, ETHIOPIA | Published : 2019


Background: Low birth weight and prematurity are associated with increased morbidity, mortality and multiple short and long-term complications, exerting impacts on the individual, the families, the community and the health care system. Fetal, maternal and environmental factors have been associated with low birth weight and prematurity, based primarily on researches from high-income countries. It is unknown whether these risk factors are the same in low and middle income countries. The aims of this study are to determine the prevalence of low birth weight and prematurity and associated factors in Jimma University Specialized Hospital, Ethiopia. Methods: This observational study was conducted ..

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