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Perinatal mortality at the Ogun State University Teaching Hospital, Sagamu, Nigeria.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  8015035     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
A study of perinatal mortality at the Ogun State University Teaching Hospital during the first 30 months (March 1989 to August, 1991) of the establishment of a separate neonatal unit was made. One-hundred-and-sixty-two (87.5/1000) of the 1852 deliveries were stillborn and 60 (35.5/1000) of the 1690 live births died in the early neonatal period. The overall perinatal mortality rate was 119.9/1000 deliveries. Of stillbirths, 82 per cent occurred in unbooked mothers and were diagnosed at presentation. The major causes of stillbirths were teenage pregnancy, elderly motherhood, high maternal parity, and prolonged, obstructed labour. The major causes of early neonatal death were low birth weight, breech delivery, and severe birth asphyxia. The need for increased utilization, improvement, and regionalization of antenatal and perinatal services is emphasized.
Authors:
O F Njokanma; A O Sule-Odu; F A Akesode
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of tropical pediatrics     Volume:  40     ISSN:  0142-6338     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Trop. Pediatr.     Publication Date:  1994 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1994-07-22     Completed Date:  1994-07-22     Revised Date:  2006-03-28    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8010948     Medline TA:  J Trop Pediatr     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  78-81     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Department of Paediatrics, Ogun State University Teaching Hospital, Sagamu, Nigeria.
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Adolescent
Adult
Female
Hospitals, Teaching*
Humans
Infant Mortality*
Infant, Newborn
Male
Maternal Age
Nigeria
Parity

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