Health and Nutritional Status of Rural Teenage Pregnant Girls and Prevalence of Low Birth Weight


Affiliations

  • Acharya Nagarjuna University, Department of Foods and Nutrition, India
  • Amaravathi Institute of Medical sciences, Guntur, A.P., India
  • Acharya Nagarjuna University, Department of Statistics, India

Abstract

Low birth weight (LBW) remains an unresolved important national concern in India. Twenty-nine per cent of infant mortality rate is associated with LBW in india. Twentythree per cent of the newborns in India have LBW. The prevalence is silghtiy higher in rural areas (24.1 %) than in urban areas (21 %). The prevalence has remained almost static over the last one decade. In a rural area of Haryana, LBW prevalence was 25.3 per cent in 1982-1984 and 25 per cent in 1997-1998.

Subject Discipline

Obstetrics and Gynaecology

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