National Vital Statistics System

29. Birthweight or weight of fetus

Category: Newborn Information

BC # 49

FDFWS # 25

FDR # 18c

Definitions, instructions, sources, keywords and abbreviations
Definitions The weight of the infant at birth.

Enter the weight (in grams) of the infant at birth.

Do not convert pounds (lbs.) and ounces (oz.) to grams.

If the weight in grams is unavailable, enter the birth weight in lbs. and oz.

Sources 1st Delivery record under – Infant data
Keywords and Abbreviations
  • BW – Birthweight
  • Gms – Grams
  • kg – Kilograms
  • Lbs – Pounds
  • oz – Ounces

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