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International Journal of Recent Trends in Science and Technology, ISSN 2277-2812 E-ISSN: 2249-8109

Volume 10, Issue 1, February 2014 pp 150-152

Research Article

The Study of Relationship of Birth Weight with Other Anthropometric Parameters in South Indian Newborn Babies


Anupama M. P.1, Tejaswi H. L.2, Dakshayani K. R.3

{1Assistant Professor, 2Assistant Professor}

Department of Anatomy, Adichunchanagiri, Institute of Medical Sciences, B. G. Nagar, Mandya, Karnataka, INDIA.

3Professor and Head, Department of Anatomy, Mysore Medical College and Research Institute, Mysore, Karnataka, INDIA.


Academic Editor : Dr. Aher K.R.



Anthropometric measurements of newborn infants determine the overall foetal development and indicate the influence of various factors affecting it. One such important factor is the birth weight of the foetus. Birth weight is an important indicator of survival, future growth and overall development of the child. The present study conducted in 200 newborn babies to evaluate the relationship of birth weight with the anthropometric measurements of newborn babies showed an increase in the mean values of all the parameters with the increase in birth weight with statistically significant value from which low birth weight babies could be identified reliably and managed accordingly.