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A 12-month prospective survey of perinatal outcome of liveborn neonates in Julu County, China.
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PMID:  21034582     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Process    
BACKGROUND: Population based epidemiologic study on the main diseases and birth status of liveborn neonates remains scarce in China, especially in rural areas where a large number of neonates are born. The aim of this study was to establish an epidemiological basis of live births in Julu County, a representative of the northern and mid-western parts of China in terms of demography, disease pattern and women and children's health care infrastructure.
METHODS: The perinatal data of all live births were prospectively collected in three participating county-level hospitals from September 1, 2007 to August 30, 2008.
RESULTS: There were 5822 live births in these hospitals. Among all live births, 53.7% were male and 4.5% were born prematurely. Mean (SD) birth weight (BW) was (3348 ± 503) g. The low (< 2500 g) and very low BW (< 1500 g) infants accounted for 3.8% and 0.5% of the total births, with 6.5% as small for gestational age and 2.8% as multi-births. Cesarean section rate was 30.2%, of which 68.6% were elective. There were 745 infants (12.8% of the live births) admitted to local neonatal wards within 7 days of postnatal life, in which 48.3% and 19.3% were due to perinatal asphyxia and prematurity, respectively. The incidences of perinatal aspiration syndrome, transient tachypnea and respiratory distress syndrome were 4.9%, 0.6% and 0.5%, respectively. Neonatal mortality was 7.6‰ (44/5822), with 16 in delivery room and 28 in neonatal ward before discharge.
CONCLUSIONS: This study provided a population-based perinatal data of live births and neonatal mortality in a northern China county with limited resources. Neonatal disorders related to perinatal asphyxia remain a serious clinical problem, which calls for sustained education of advanced neonatal resuscitation and improvement in the quality of perinatal-neonatal care.
Li Ma; Cui-qing Liu; Xiu-ling Zheng; Shen-fang Xin; Zeng-liang Ji; Ya-mei Li; Guo-ping Yan; Chao-fang Tian; Long-mei Tang; Bo Sun
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Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Chinese medical journal     Volume:  123     ISSN:  0366-6999     ISO Abbreviation:  Chin. Med. J.     Publication Date:  2010 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-11-01     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7513795     Medline TA:  Chin Med J (Engl)     Country:  China    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  2781-5     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Pediatrics, Children's Hospital of Fudan University, Shanghai, China.
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