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نویسنده [English]چکیده [English]
Background and purpose: This study is intended to survey the relationship between low birth weight infant in village of Neishabour in 2004 and some relevant factors.
Methods and Materials: This applied descriptive research is conducted on 90 low birth weight infants (cases) and 90 normal infants (control). Variables such as weight of infants, maternal height, blood pressure, anemia, urinary infection, the interval between births, history of low birth weight, number of children, period of maternal care, maternal education, date of delivery, infant's sex, twin in recent delivery, hemorrhage in pregnancy and growth percentage.
Results: In this study mean maternal age in case and control groups was 25 years. Mean infant's weight in the case group was 2117 gr. and control 3293 gr. Growth percentage in the case group was between 3-25 percent and control 25-50 percent.
Discussion: There was a significant relationship between infant's weight, number of children before this birth, infant's sex, history of twins between the two groups.