Definitions for "Low birth weight"
Keywords:  weigh, grams, pounds, lbs, ounces
When a full-term infant weighs less than 5.5 pounds at birth. Nearly seven of every 100 newborns are low birthweight babies; most of these cases are linked to cigarette, alcohol, or drug use during pregnancy and can be prevented.
Low birth weight is defined as less than 2,500 grams or 5 pounds 8 ounces
Less than 2.5 kg.