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Type Journal Article - BMC pregnancy and childbirth
Title Lower mortality is observed among low birth weight young infants who have received home-based care by female community health volunteers in rural Nepal
Volume 17
Issue 1
Publication (Day/Month/Year) 2017
URL https://bmcpregnancychildbirth.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s12884-017-1355-z
There has been little success in attempts to reduce the proportion of births with low birth weight (LBW). However, deaths associated with LBW may be prevented with extra attention to warmth, feeding, and prevention or early treatment of infections. There are few studies on this in Nepal and in many other developing countries. This is a cohort study to evaluate the risk of deaths among LBW infants who received FCHV follow up visit for home-based care compared to those who did not receive in Rural Nepal.

A cohort study design was used with data from the Morang Innovative Neonatal Intervention (MINI) program in Nepal. Relative Risk (RR) is calculated to compare LBW neonates who received FCHV follow up visit as compared to LBW neonates who did not receive visit.

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