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Predisposing factors

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Common associations with low birth weight include

  • poor socio-economic conditions
  • congenital abnormalities
  • intrauterine infections
  • multiple pregnancies
  • poor placental function

Also the condition is associated with the following maternal factors:-

  • malnutrition
  • illness
  • smoking
  • drug and alcohol abuse

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