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Doctor insights on: Birth Weight Bell Curve

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Why is birth weight plotted on a bell curve?

Why is birth weight plotted on a bell curve?

Statistics: Most human development parameters exist with a range of data over the whole population, and a bell curve is usually the shape of such data. So plotting birth weight will produce, for a given age, a range of weight, height, head size, length, etc. A bell curve. ...Read more

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Low birth weight and drugs related?

Low birth weight and drugs related?

YES.: Cocaine and many other drugs can lead to preterm birth, lowe birth weight and many other complications that can have life-long consequences for the infant. ...Read more

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What is a major factor in low birth weight?

What is a major factor in low birth weight?

Major Factor: Low birth weight has multiple causes. Utero placental insufficiency being the ultimate culprit. In truth there are many major factors that cause low birth weight. In our present day, in our community i must say that the major factor responsible for lbw is cigarette smoking. ...Read more

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What is the major factor in low birth weight?

What is the major factor in low birth weight?

Preterm birth.: Preterm birth is probably the highest risk factor for low birth weight - and poor fetal growth can lead to preterm labor/delivery! other risk factors: preeclampsia, diabetes mellitus, obesity in the mother, thyroidopathies, genetic syndromes, familial traits. ...Read more

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What is defined as low birth weight and what are the general risks?

What is defined as low birth weight and what are the general risks?

Moving target: This is one of those things that goes up on a curve, so you have to examine the weight and gestation age to determine if your child is too small. Risks from low birth weight include increased risk of infections, bleeding in the brain, and respiratory problems, just to name a few. ...Read more

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How much should a 4 month baby weight ? Birth weight was 7lb n 15 oz

How much should a 4 month baby weight ? Birth weight was 7lb n 15 oz

Generally speaking..: A baby, full term and healthy, will double their birth weight in 5-6 months. ...Read more

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Can low birth weight as a baby affect your weight throughout your life?

Can low birth weight as a baby affect your weight throughout your life?

Unlikely...: It can but it is very unlikely. Our adult weight and height are determined by genetics and lifestyle (eating exercise etc...) ...Read more

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Does low birth weight correlate with low height and build later in life?

Does low birth weight correlate with low height and build later in life?

It can.: Depends on the mid-parental height and the etiology of the low birth weight (e.G prematurity or growth restriction or syndromic condition). Most adults who were born with low weight are of average build. ...Read more