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The Kola Birth Registry and perinatal mortality in Moncegorsk, Russia.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  14678087     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
BACKGROUND: A population-based birth registry has been set up for the Arctic town of Moncegorsk in north-western Russia. In this investigation, the quality and the content of the registry are assessed and the perinatal mortality (PM) rates in the period 1973-97 estimated. MATERIAL AND METHOD: Enrollment in the Kola Birth Registry (KBR) involved the retrospective inclusion of all births with at least 28 weeks of gestation in Moncegorsk in the period 1973-97. The data in the registry were assessed for data entry errors, completeness of data and population coverage. The annual PM rates were estimated for live- and stillborns with at least 28 weeks of gestation. RESULTS: The KBR contains detailed information about the newborn, delivery, pregnancy and mother for 21 214 births by women from Moncegorsk, covering at least 96% of all the births by the population in the period studied. No records were missing data for gender and birth date of the newborn, and more than 99.9% of the records contained data about gestational age and birthweight. Data concerning the mothers' employment were missing in 0.4% of the records. The annual PM rate fell from more than 20 to less than 10 deaths per 1000 births during this period. CONCLUSION: The KBR provides an extensive data source useful for case-control and register-based prospective studies, and constitutes the first such compilation in Russia. The homogeneity of the population in Moncegorsk makes it advantageous for epidemiological investigations. The PM rate in Moncegorsk was lower than the overall rate in Russia.
Authors:
Arild Vaktskjold; Ljudmila Talykova; Valerij Chashchin; Evert Nieboer; Jon Øyvind Odland
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Acta obstetricia et gynecologica Scandinavica     Volume:  83     ISSN:  0001-6349     ISO Abbreviation:  Acta Obstet Gynecol Scand     Publication Date:  2004 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2003-12-17     Completed Date:  2004-02-12     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0370343     Medline TA:  Acta Obstet Gynecol Scand     Country:  Denmark    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  58-69     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Institutt for Samfunnsmedisin (ISM), Universitetet i Tromsø, N-9037 Tromsø, Norway. arild.vaktskjold@ism.uit.no
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Female
Humans
Infant Mortality*
Infant, Newborn
Male
Maternal Mortality*
Medical Records
Pregnancy
Pregnancy Outcome*
Quality Assurance, Health Care*
Registries / standards*
Retrospective Studies
Russia / epidemiology

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