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J R Soc Med. 1995 November; 88(11): 611–615.
PMCID: PMC1295382

Social causes of low birth weight.


The manifest importance of reducing the incidence of low birth weight is most obvious for the first year of life: low birth weight is the single most important factor affecting infant morbidity and mortality. However, there is growing evidence that the adverse consequences of low birth weight continue throughout the life cycle. This review deals primarily with social causes of low birth weight.

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