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Globally, it is estimated that 15-20% of all births, or >20 million newborns each year, are low birth weight babies. Low and middle-income countries have a fairly high burden of LBW. The incidence of low birth weight in Papua is highest in the city of Jayapura. Namely, with a birth rate of 5,142 there are 169 incidents of LBW, while in Mappi city, with a birth rate of 2532, there are 80 incidents of low birth weight, and this is still quite high. This study is research descriptive analytics with a planned cross-sectional study. The population in this study is all patients with chronic energy deficiency at the Senggo Health Center were 61 respondents taken from January to February 2023 with a total sample of 53 obtained using simple random sampling. The results showed that there is a relationship between chronic lack of energy in pregnant women with the incidence of low birth weight at the Senggo Health Center with a value of p=0.007<< α=0.05. So it can be concluded that pregnant women who experience chronic energy deficiency will be at risk of giving birth to babies with low birth weight.


Chronic energy deficiency Low birth weight Nutrition Pregnant women

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Pairah Leda, Mikawati, Asriyanti, Muaningsih, & Rizky Pratiwi. (2023). The Relationship between Chronic Energy Deficiency in Pregnant Women and the Incidence of Low Birth Weight at the Senggo Health Center, Mappi Regency, Indonesia. Archives of The Medicine and Case Reports, 4(4), 411-416.