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Infants delivered in maternity homes run by traditional birth attendants in urban Nigeria: a community-based study.
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PMID:  21547802     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
We explored factors associated with traditional maternity/herbal homes (TMHs) run by traditional birth attendants (TBAs) compared with hospital or home delivery in Lagos, Nigeria, and found that infants delivered at TMHs were less likely to have severe hyperbilirubinemia compared with infants delivered in hospitals or residential homes. These infants were also less likely to be preterm compared with those delivered in hospitals or undernourished compared with infants delivered in residential homes. We concluded that infants delivered at TMHs who survive are unlikely to be at greater risks of some adverse perinatal outcomes than those delivered in hospitals or family homes.
Authors:
Bolajoko O Olusanya; Victor A Inem; Olayinka A Abosede
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Health care for women international     Volume:  32     ISSN:  1096-4665     ISO Abbreviation:  Health Care Women Int     Publication Date:  2011 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-05-06     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8411543     Medline TA:  Health Care Women Int     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  474-91     Citation Subset:  N    
Affiliation:
Maternal and Child Health Unit, Department of Community Health and Primary Care, College of Medicine, University of Lagos, Lagos, Nigeria.
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