Birth weight is main cause of neonatal and infant mortality and contributes to childhood morbidity. Nutrition grade and body fat stores of mothers are related with birth weight of infants. It is revealed that factors contributing to low birth weight (LBW) for a developing country include: low maternal caloric consumption or insufficient weight gain during pregnancy, low pre-pregnancy weight short stature, and female sex of the fetus.
The impact factor of journal provides quantitative assessment tool for grading, evaluating, sorting and comparing journals of similar kind. It reflects the average number of citations to recent articles published in science and social science journals in a particular year or period, and is frequently used as a proxy for the relative importance of a journal within its field. It is first devised by Eugene Garfield, the founder of the Institute for Scientific Information. The impact factor of a journal is evaluated by dividing the number of current year citations to the source items published in that journal during the previous two years.
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