Data source: UNCIEF
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In babies, the neonatal period commences at birth and ends 28 completed days after birth whereas low birth weight is defined as a weight of less than 2500g, irrespective of gestational age. Both neonatal mortality and low birth weight are used as indicators of pregnancy care, as well as malnutrition in the population. In South Asia, countries with a high neonatal mortality rate also have a tendency of having infants with low birth weight.
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