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Table 6 Complications of low birth weight babies within the category >2500 g to ≤2600 g 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   LBW2   NBW2   Total p-value
N (%) N (%)
Neonatal asphyxia (5th minute) Yes 4 40.0 22 13.7 26 0.05
  No 6 60.0 139 86.3 146  
Neonatal asphyxia (10th minute) Yes 3 30.0 11 6.8 14 0.04
  No 7 70.0 150 93.2 157  
Foetal distress Yes 4 40.0 26 16.1 30 0.07
  No 6 60.0 136 84.0 142  
Respiratory distress Yes 1 10.0 7 4.3 8 0.4
  No 9 90.0 155 95.7 164  
Neonatal death Yes 3 30.0 7 4.3 10 0.01
  No 7 70.0 155 95.7 162  
  1. LBW2 Low Birth Weight between 2500 g to 2600 g, NBW2 Normal Birth Weight >2600 g