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Prevalence on low birth weight babies in Eravur Pattu, Batticaloa district

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dc.contributor.author Narmilan, A.
dc.contributor.author Puvanitha, S.
dc.date.accessioned 2018-12-31T10:21:41Z
dc.date.available 2018-12-31T10:21:41Z
dc.date.issued 2017
dc.identifier.citation Narmilan, A., (2017), Prevalence on low birth weight babies in Eravur Pattu, Batticaloa district, ICSUSL 2017, 133 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://ir.lib.seu.ac.lk/handle/123456789/3376
dc.description.abstract Low birth weight (LBW) continues to be the primary cause of infant morbidity and mortality. This paper presents the relationship between low birth weight of babies, Nutritional, Environmental and family status of postnatal mothers. Primary data were collected from randomly selected 90 mothers who delivered LBW babies in Eravur Pattu, Batticaloa District by means of a structured questionnaire during the period of March to June, 2016 and the information regarding those issues were analyzed using SPSS (Version 22).The study revealed that the main factor significantly associated with LBW was maternal nutrition. It can be conclude from this study, that the maternal nutrition is the key factor which has significant effect on the low birth weight of infants. In addition, maternal education, stature, age at delivery; short inter pregnancy interval, inadequate ante-natal care, and per capita income of family are also some other factors which affects the LBW of infants. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Sabaragamuwa University of Sri Lanka en_US
dc.subject Maternal nutrition en_US
dc.subject Low birth weight baby en_US
dc.subject Pregnant mother en_US
dc.title Prevalence on low birth weight babies in Eravur Pattu, Batticaloa district en_US
dc.type Article en_US


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