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Table 5 Complications of low birth weight in deliveries in the Buea Regional Hospital, January – March 2013

From: Low birth weight in a sub-urban area of Cameroon: an analysis of the clinical cut-off, incidence, predictors and complications

Complications   LBW   NBW   Total p-value
N (%) N (%)
Neonatal asphyxia (1st minute) Yes 17 47.2 55 34.6 72 0.10
  No 19 52.8 104 65.4 123  
Neonatal asphyxia (5th minute) Yes 11 29.7 22 13.7 33 0.02
  No 26 70.3 139 86.3 165  
Neonatal asphyxia (10th minute) Yes 7 18.9 11 6.8 18 0.03
  No 30 81.1 150 93.2 182  
Foetal distress Yes 6 21.4 33 19.2 39 0.01
  No 22 78.6 139 80.8 161  
Respiratory distress Yes 7 18.4 7 4.3 14 < 0.01
  No 31 81.6 155 95.7 186  
Neonatal death Yes 9 23.7 7 4.3 16 < 0.01
  No 29 76.3 155 95.7 184  
  1. LBW Low Birth Weight, NBW Normal Birth Weight