Low birth weight (LBW) is defined as a birth weight of a liveborn infant of less than 2,500 g. regardless of gestational age
... Low birth weight constitutes as sixty to eighty percent of the infant mortality rate in developing countries ... Infant mortality due to low birth weight is usually a direct cause stemming from other medical complications such as preterm birth, poor maternal ...
... Twins typically suffer from the lower birth weights and greater likelihood of prematurity that is more commonly associated with the higher multiple pregnancies ...
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