Skip Navigation, or press ALT and K together and then press enter.Welcome to the OMC website. This site has been developed for both the visually impaired and non visually impaired. If you would like to use the visually impaired version of this site please go to omc.gov.ie/viewtxt.asp, or press ALT and I together and then press enter



article
Document Download Centre This document is in Adobe PDF format and can be downloaded from the link below.

Adobe PDF format Unequal at Birth - Inequalities in the Occurrence of Low Birth Weight Babies in Ireland

The principal objective of this research is to: 1. assess the effect of socio-economic status on low birth weight using data from the National Perinatal Reporting System; 2. consider these findings in the light of the NAPS target; 3. explore the relationship between socio-economic status and low birth weight; and 4. review the evidence for what works in reducing inequalities in birth weight. This report found that babies born to parents who are unemployed were at over twice the risk of being low birth weight in 1999, when compared to those born to parents recorded as higher professionals. Teenage and unmarried mothers also had a significantly increased risk of having a low birth weight baby in that year.

 
Download the free reader software for Adobe PDF format
follow us on twitter skills to work Supporting SMEs http://whodoeswhat.gov.ie/ Be Winter Ready The Better Start Access and Inclusion Model (AIM) is a model of supports designed to ensure that children with disabilities can access the Early Childhood Care and Education (ECCE) programme