خطر وزن کم هنگام تولد مرتبط با فقر خانواده در کره
|کد مقاله||سال انتشار||مقاله انگلیسی||ترجمه فارسی||تعداد کلمات|
|37719||2010||5 صفحه PDF||سفارش دهید||5259 کلمه|
Publisher : Elsevier - Science Direct (الزویر - ساینس دایرکت)
Journal : Children and Youth Services Review, Volume 32, Issue 12, December 2010, Pages 1670–1674
The primary purpose of our study is to examine the effects of family poverty on low birth weight using individual-level data from a longitudinal survey based on nationally representative sample in Korea. In this paper, we also aim to extend our understanding of the relationship between poverty and low birth weight by examining what factors mediate the effects of poverty on low birth weight. We find that there is a significant relationship between family poverty and the likelihood of low birth weight. Even after controlling for other sociodemographic variables in our models, we find that family poverty is a strong predictor of a low birth weight birth. We also find that mother's depression partially mediates the effect of poverty on low birth weight. Our results suggest that more prevention-based prenatal services are needed for low income pregnant women in Korea. Comprehensive prenatal services that include parental education, counseling, nutritional services, screening services, and home visitation can be an effective policy tool to prevent low birth weight births.
The recent trend of low birth weight suggests that the status of Korean children's health is deteriorating. The rate of low birth weight increased about 60% from 2.56% in 1993 to 4.13% in 2004 in Korea (Ministry of Health and Welfare & Seoul National University Institute of Social Welfare, 2007). Along with increasing low birth weight, infant mortality rate increased approximately 50% from 3 per 1000 live births in 1990 to 4.6 per 1000 live births (Ministry of Health and Welfare & Seoul National University Institute of Social Welfare, 2007).