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J R Soc Med. 1995 Nov;88(11):611-5.

Social causes of low birth weight.

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US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Health Statistics, Hyattsville, MD 20782, USA.

Abstract

The manifest importance of reducing the incidence of low birth weight is most obvious for the first year of life: low birth weight is the single most important factor affecting infant morbidity and mortality. However, there is growing evidence that the adverse consequences of low birth weight continue throughout the life cycle. This review deals primarily with social causes of low birth weight.

PMID:
8544143
PMCID:
PMC1295382
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