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Levels and determinants of perinatal mortality in central Sudan.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  7915678     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
OBJECTIVES: To determine levels and risk factors for perinatal mortality in Central Sudan. METHODS: Hospital and community based studies were conducted during the period 1989-1990. Of 5328 births registered in the hospital, 197 stillborns and 812 live-born infants were included in a nested case-control study. In the community, a follow-up study was conducted on 1592 midwife-assisted home deliveries. Multivariate logistic regression analysis was used to identify predictors of perinatal mortality and adjusted population attributable risks were estimated to assess the contribution of each factor. RESULTS: The perinatal mortality rate was 85.4/1000 births in the hospital population and 29.4/1000 births in the community population. The major risk factors for perinatal mortality in the hospital and the community studies were similar and modifiable. CONCLUSIONS: To lower perinatal mortality, improvements in maternal nutrition, malaria treatment and control, avoidance of agricultural pesticides during pregnancy, and adequate antenatal and intrapartum care are recommended.
T E Taha; R H Gray; M M Abdelwahab; A R Abdelhafeez; A B Abdelsalam
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't; Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.    
Journal Detail:
Title:  International journal of gynaecology and obstetrics: the official organ of the International Federation of Gynaecology and Obstetrics     Volume:  45     ISSN:  0020-7292     ISO Abbreviation:  Int J Gynaecol Obstet     Publication Date:  1994 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1994-10-04     Completed Date:  1994-10-04     Revised Date:  2007-11-14    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0210174     Medline TA:  Int J Gynaecol Obstet     Country:  IRELAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  109-15     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Community Medicine, College of Medicine, University of Juba, Sudan.
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MeSH Terms
Case-Control Studies
Confidence Intervals
Fetal Death / epidemiology*,  prevention & control
Follow-Up Studies
Hospital Mortality*
Infant Mortality*
Infant, Newborn
Logistic Models
Multivariate Analysis
Odds Ratio
Prenatal Exposure Delayed Effects*
Regression Analysis
Risk Factors
Sudan / epidemiology
Survival Rate
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