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Perinatal death pattern in the four districts of Thailand: findings from the Prospective Cohort Study of Thai Children (PCTC).
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  19459528     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
OBJECTIVE: To determine the magnitude and investigate causes of perinatal deaths of a cohort of the Prospective Cohort Study of Thai Children. MATERIAL AND METHOD: A semi-structured verbal autopsy questionnaire and review of medical records were used to ascertain the causes of deaths during the perinatal period in four districts of Thailand. RESULTS: The total numbers of 3,522 babies (with 28 pairs of twins) were born from 3,494 pregnant women. The perinatal mortality rate was 10.69 per 1,000 total births, the stillbirth rate was 6.75 per 1,000 births, and the early neonatal mortality rate was 3.97 per 1,000 live-births. About 37.8% of the perinatal deaths were agreed to by two pediatricians and a neonatologist as preventable. About 90% of the preventable stillbirths occurred in the antepartum period. CONCLUSION: Findings from the present study indicates that to further reduce the perinatal death rate, attention should be focused on reducing the stillbirths by a quality antenatal care.
Authors:
Ladda Mo-suwan; Sirikul Isaranurug; Prasin Chanvitan; Waraporn Techasena; Sumitr Sutra; Chanyut Supakunpinyo; Chanpen Choprapawon
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of the Medical Association of Thailand = Chotmaihet thangphaet     Volume:  92     ISSN:  0125-2208     ISO Abbreviation:  J Med Assoc Thai     Publication Date:  2009 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-05-22     Completed Date:  2009-06-23     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7507216     Medline TA:  J Med Assoc Thai     Country:  Thailand    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  660-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Department of Pediatrics, Faculty of Medicine, Prince of Songkla University, Songkhla, Thailand. ladda.m@psu.ac.th
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Adult
Asian Continental Ancestry Group
Cause of Death
Cohort Studies
Delivery, Obstetric / adverse effects
Female
Fetal Death / epidemiology,  etiology*
Humans
Infant, Newborn
Perinatal Mortality / trends*
Pregnancy
Pregnancy Complications / epidemiology,  etiology*
Pregnancy Outcome / epidemiology*
Prenatal Care*
Prospective Studies
Questionnaires
Stillbirth / epidemiology*
Thailand / epidemiology
Young Adult

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