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Clinical study of low birth weight infants.

Journal of the Korean Pediatric Society 1982;25(9):898-905.
Published online September 30, 1982.
Clinical study of low birth weight infants.
Sung Ho Chang, Young Gun Kim, Cook Huh, Baek Keun Lim, Jong Soo Kim
Depatrmnt of Pediatrics, Wonj% Christian Hospital, Yonsei University, College of Medicine
저출생 체중아의 임상적 관찰
장성호, 김영건, 허국, 임백근, 김종수
연세의대 원주기독병원 소아과
A Clinical Study was made on. 542 low birth weight infants, admitted to the department of pediatrics, Wonju Christian Hospital during 6 years from 1975 to 1980. The results were as follows: 1) Incidence of low birth weight infants was 12.8% without sexual and seasonal predo- migance, of which small for gestational age infants were about 50%. 2) Low birth weight infants were most prevalent among mothers under 20 years old and over 36 years old. 3) Low birth weight infants were most prevalent among primigravida and multiparity over 4. 4) The perinatal maternal obstetrical complications were in order of toxemia, anemia, spontaneous premature rupture of membrane, abruptio placenta, placenta previa, hydro- amniosis. 5) The mortality rate of low birth weight infants were 21.6%. Female exceeded the male. Higher mortality rate was noted in the lower birth weight infants and more shortened gestational period. 6) The most disease of low birth weight; infants were hyperbilirubinemia, apneic spells, anemia, respiratory distress syndrome. Main causes of death were pulmonary hemorrhage^ convulsion, apneic spells, respiratory distress syndrome.
Key Words: Low Birth Weight Infants

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