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State of Alaska

Risk Factors for Low Birth Weight Infants

Risk Factors

Risk factors for low birth weight include: [[br]]- Lack of weight gain [[br]]- Preterm births [[br]]- Maternal chronic disease, such as hypertension [[br]]- Maternal obstetric family history, such as having been born low birth weight themselves [[br]]- Multiple gestation (e.g. twins) [[br]]- Low pre-pregnancy weight [[br]]- Short intervals between pregnancies [[br]]- Previous pregnancy resulting in a low birth weight infant [[br]]- Tobacco or alcohol use during pregnancy [[br]]- Exposure to air pollution and drinking water contaminated with lead [[br]]- Stress [[br]]- Domestic violence or abuse [[br]] [[br]] ---- {{class .SmallerFont 1. Health Effects Low Birthweight and the Environment - CDC Tracking Network. [http://ephtracking.cdc.gov/showRbLBWGrowthRetardationEnv.action]. Accessed November 8, 2016. }}

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Content updated: Wed, 7 Nov 2018 14:49:38 AKST
The information provided above is from the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services' Center for Health Data and Statistics AK-IBIS web site (http://ibis.dhss.alaska.gov/). The information published on this website may be reproduced without permission. Please use the following citation: " Retrieved Sun, 17 February 2019 23:14:59 from Alaska Department of Health and Social Services, Center for Health Data and Statistics, Indicator-Based Information System for Public Health Web site: http://ibis.dhss.alaska.gov/ ".

Content updated: Wed, 7 Nov 2018 14:49:38 AKST