preterm low birthweight

preterm low birthweight,

n a condition marked by a newborn weight of less than 5 pounds, 8 ounces, which may occur in an infant born before the end of the thirty-seventh week of pregnancy. Noted relationship with increased levels of periodontal disease.
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Housing conditions as a social determinant of low birthweight and preterm low birthweight.
Pre-existing periodontal disease or periodontal disease that increases in severity during pregnancy can also increase a woman's chances of a preterm low birthweight baby.