The Indian Journal of Pediatrics

, Volume 35, Issue 3, pp 135–139 | Cite as

Assessment of prematurity of North Indian babies

  • N. D. Datta Banik
  • R. Krishan
  • S. I. S. Mane
  • Lila Raj
Original Articles


The data on 1470 live birth infants in the urban community of Delhi in the year 1962–1967 are analysed with a view to assess the criteria of prematurity for North Indian babies. The relevant literature is reviewed briefly.


Birth Weight Premature Infant Feeding Problem Chest Circumference Birth Weight Group 
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© Dr. K C Chaudhuri Foundation 1968

Authors and Affiliations

  • N. D. Datta Banik
    • 1
  • R. Krishan
    • 1
  • S. I. S. Mane
    • 1
  • Lila Raj
    • 1
  1. 1.New Delhi-1

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