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Analysis of perinatal mortality in a Nigerian teaching hospital.
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PMID:  12963509     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A 5-year retrospective analysis of perinatal mortality was carried out at Wesley Guild Hospital, Ilesa Nigeria between January 1996 and December 2000. The perinatal mortality rate during the study period was 77.03 per 1000 total births. There was a steady increase in rate over the study period. The most common cause of perinatal death was asphyxia (55.2%), immaturity (23.1%), and macerated stillbirth (18.3%). The high incidence of unbooked patients, multiple pregnancies and low birth weight babies are the main reasons for the high perinatal mortality rates in our environment. Education of the public on danger signs of prolonged labour and regular retraining of health personnel on intrapartum care in addition to upgrading neonatal facilities are important measures necessary to reduce the currently high perinatal mortality rate in Nigeria.
O Kuti; E O Orji; I O Ogunlola
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of obstetrics and gynaecology : the journal of the Institute of Obstetrics and Gynaecology     Volume:  23     ISSN:  0144-3615     ISO Abbreviation:  J Obstet Gynaecol     Publication Date:  2003 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2003-09-09     Completed Date:  2003-11-25     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8309140     Medline TA:  J Obstet Gynaecol     Country:  England    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  512-4     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Faculty of Clinical Sciences, Obafemi Awolowo University, lle-lfe, Nigeria.
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MeSH Terms
Fetal Death / epidemiology*
Hospital Mortality*
Hospitals, Teaching
Infant Mortality*
Infant, Newborn
Nigeria / epidemiology

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