"One of the seven children in the world weighs too little when they are born, according to a research study, reports the AFP news agency."
"A weight during the two and a half pounds count as low birth weight. Over 90 percent of babies with low birth weight are born in low - or middle-income countries."
"the Results are based on newborns in 2015. A total of 148 countries were examined and the results vary. In Sweden, slightly more than two hundred newborn children of low weight, in Bangladesh are born almost every third baby with low weight."
"In five of the surveyed countries – Nepal, Philippines, Guinea-Bissau, the Comoros and Bangladesh – had more than every fifth newborn low weight."
"Overall, less than 15 percent of newborns in the world, a low weight, and the proportion has decreased somewhat, according to the study."
"Low birth weight is closely connected with a higher degree of child mortality and ill health later in life."
"the Survey reported in the journal The Lancet Global Health."