Preterm low birthweight | definition of preterm low birthweight by Medical dictionary
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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In addition to excluding preterm low birthweight
babies, full term infants with birthweights greater than 2,500 grams may be small for gestational age and would not be identified (false negatives).
Housing conditions as a social determinant of low birthweight and preterm low birthweight