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Volume 7 Issue 7
July-2020
eISSN: 2349-5162

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JETIR2007279

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2177-2187

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Relationship of Maternal Age, Educational level and Occupation on Birth weight of Neonates:

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2349-5162

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"Relationship of Maternal Age, Educational level and Occupation on Birth weight of Neonates:", International Journal of Emerging Technologies and Innovative Research (www.jetir.org), ISSN:2349-5162, Vol.7, Issue 7, page no.2177-2187, July-2020, Available :http://www.jetir.org/papers/JETIR2007279.pdf

Abstract

The weight of the infant is crucial for its survival, healthy growth and development. The present study was conducted to find out the relationship of maternal age, educational level and occupation on the birth weight of neonates. A comprehensive questionnaire-cum-interview schedule was designed to collect information. 400 singleton live born normal babies and their mothers were randomly selected. The sample was taken from Trust Maternity Hospital of Sher-e-Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences (SKIMS) Soura Srinagar. The birth weight of neonate was assessed soon after birth by using scientifically designed weighing techniques. The results of the study revealed that overall there was a tendency for the average birth weight of the neonate to increase with the advancing age of the mother up to 25-30 years of age group. Thereafter, the average birth weight of neonates showed a decline in the later age groups. The study also revealed that as the educational status of the mother increased, the average birth weight of neonate also increased. Overall neonates born to illiterate mothers were having an average birth weight of 2.62kg as compared to neonates born to mothers who were graduate and post graduate , having an average birth weight of 3.15Kg and 3.32 kg respectively. Overall the average birth weight of neonates born to professional and skilled worker was more, followed by housewives as compared to those of semi skilled and unskilled workers.

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Birth weight, Neonates, Relationship, Maternal age, Maternal Educational status and Occupation.

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"Relationship of Maternal Age, Educational level and Occupation on Birth weight of Neonates:", International Journal of Emerging Technologies and Innovative Research (www.jetir.org | UGC and issn Approved), ISSN:2349-5162, Vol.7, Issue 7, page no. pp2177-2187, July-2020, Available at : http://www.jetir.org/papers/JETIR2007279.pdf

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Published Paper ID: JETIR2007279
Registration ID: 235373
Published In: Volume 7 | Issue 7 | Year July-2020
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Page No: 2177-2187
ISSN Number: 2349-5162

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"Relationship of Maternal Age, Educational level and Occupation on Birth weight of Neonates:", International Journal of Emerging Technologies and Innovative Research (www.jetir.org | UGC and issn Approved), ISSN:2349-5162, Vol.7, Issue 7, page no. pp2177-2187, July-2020, Available at : http://www.jetir.org/papers/JETIR2007279.pdf




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