::Birth weight


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Baby weighed as appropriate for gestational age.

Birth weight is the body weight of a baby at its birth.<ref>Definitions from Georgia Department of Public Health. Date: 12/04/2008. Original citation: "Birthweight: Infant's weight recorded at the time of birth"</ref>

There have been numerous studies that have attempted, with varying degrees of success, to show links between birth weight and later-life conditions, including diabetes, obesity, tobacco smoking and intelligence.

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