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Santosh University Journal of Health Sciences


Seasonal variation in birth weights of new born babies


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Author Details: Harish Krishna, Chintan Patel, Anadha N. Gujar, MS Rani, Devanshi Anand

Volume : 2

Issue : 2

Online ISSN : 2455-1732

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Article First Page : 125

Article End Page : 129


Abstract

Birth-weight is recognized as a global indicator of community health, and it has been shown to increase over time in developed as well as in some developing countries. Seasonal variations of birth sizes, especially mean birth weight (MBW), have been interested for a series of researches during the last decade. The material for the study was collected from the medical record department of the KIMS Hospital, Bangalore. A thorough and detailed medical history is critical, before starting orthodontic treatment. Hence the present survey was undertaken to determine whether there was any fluctuation in the birth weight levels from season to season using continuous clinical records of Kempegowda Institute of Medical Science & Hospital, Bangalore. The mean birth weight of new born babies was 2819.85±473.89 g. There was a significant difference in the birth weight of new born babies in different seasons. The birth weight of new born babies were relatively more during summer and winter when compared to the rainy seasons.

Keywords:
Birth Weight; New born babies; Pre-term babies; Seasonal Variation