Analysis of birth weight data from the Malaysian family life survey II

Mahmud, A.B.A. and Sallam, A.A. (1999) Analysis of birth weight data from the Malaysian family life survey II. Asia-Pacific Journal of Public Health, 11 (2). pp. 71-76. ISSN 1010-5395

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Abstract

An analysis of birth weight was undertaken on secondary data derived from the Malaysian Family Life Survey II. A total of 1629 last singleton live birth infants was analysed with the aim of identifying from the variables available potential risk factors for low birth weight. Univariate and subsequently multivariate analyses were carried out for this purpose. The incidence of low birth weight was 11.8 percent. Race, parity and prematurity were found to be significantly associated with low birth weight after controlling of the other variables. The findings indicate that more work needs to be done to establish the underlying reasons for low birth weight in Malaysia.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Secondary Data, Singleton Live Birth, Risk Factors, Low Birth Weight, Malaysian Family Life Survey II
Subjects: R Medicine
Divisions: Faculty of Medicine
Depositing User: Awang Bulgiba Awang Mahmud
Date Deposited: 03 May 2012 01:58
Last Modified: 03 May 2012 01:58
URI: http://eprints.um.edu.my/id/eprint/3094

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