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

Mahmud, A.B.A.; 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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    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
    1. Mahmud, A.B.A.(Department of Social and Preventive Medicine, Faculty of Medicine Building, University of Malaya, 50603 Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA)
    2. Sallam, A.A.
    Journal or Publication Title: Asia-Pacific Journal of Public Health
    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 09:58
    Last Modified: 03 May 2012 09:58

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