Document Detail

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    
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.
Ladda Mo-suwan; Sirikul Isaranurug; Prasin Chanvitan; Waraporn Techasena; Sumitr Sutra; Chanyut Supakunpinyo; Chanpen Choprapawon
Related Documents :
11233308 - The design and development of a biosensor to measure the concentration of meconium in a...
7139978 - Severe preeclampsia - maternal and fetal outcome.
1400688 - Pre- and perinatal factors and the risk of subsequent referral for hyperactivity.
630338 - Intended place of delivery and perinatal outcome.
15248098 - Electroencephalographic aspects of periventricular hemorrhagic infarction in preterm in...
12236408 - A strength-based and early relationship approach to infant mental health assessment.
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    
Department of Pediatrics, Faculty of Medicine, Prince of Songkla University, Songkhla, Thailand.
Export Citation:
APA/MLA Format     Download EndNote     Download BibTex
MeSH Terms
Asian Continental Ancestry Group
Cause of Death
Cohort Studies
Delivery, Obstetric / adverse effects
Fetal Death / epidemiology,  etiology*
Infant, Newborn
Perinatal Mortality / trends*
Pregnancy Complications / epidemiology,  etiology*
Pregnancy Outcome / epidemiology*
Prenatal Care*
Prospective Studies
Stillbirth / epidemiology*
Thailand / epidemiology
Young Adult

From MEDLINE®/PubMed®, a database of the U.S. National Library of Medicine

Previous Document:  Tissue imprint for intra-operative evaluation of musculoskeletal tumors.
Next Document:  A clinical determination of optimal fresh gas flow in a baby EAR circuit.