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Perinatal deaths as a result of immaturity in Jamaica.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  8072894     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
During the 12-month period from 1 September 1986 to 31 August 1987 an attempt was made to collect information on all perinatal deaths occurring on the island of Jamaica. Of the 2069 late fetal and early neonatal deaths identified, 19% fell into the Wigglesworth definition of 'deaths from immaturity'. Twins were 11 times more likely to die of immaturity than were singletons, and twins comprised 18% of all deaths in this group. Comparison of the singleton deaths from immaturity, with 9919 singletons born on the island during the 2-month period of September and October 1987 and who survived the first 7 days, revealed several strong risk factors. These included history of previous miscarriages, stillbirth, early neonatal death or preterm delivery, and complications of bleeding and hypertension (highest diastolic, proteinuria and eclampsia all having independent associations). None of these factors 'explained' a strong negative relationship with the number of young children in the household. There was an apparent protective effect of maternal folic acid ingestion which warrants further investigation.
Authors:
A McCaw-Binns; R Greenwood; K Coard; D Ashley; J Golding
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Paediatric and perinatal epidemiology     Volume:  8 Suppl 1     ISSN:  0269-5022     ISO Abbreviation:  Paediatr Perinat Epidemiol     Publication Date:  1994 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1994-09-29     Completed Date:  1994-09-29     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8709766     Medline TA:  Paediatr Perinat Epidemiol     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  110-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Institute of Child Health, University of Bristol, UK.
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Cohort Studies
Female
Humans
Infant Mortality*
Infant, Newborn
Infant, Premature*
Jamaica / epidemiology
Pregnancy
Pregnancy Complications
Prenatal Care
Risk Factors
Socioeconomic Factors
Twins

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