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Perinatal mortality and cesarean section in Jos University Teaching Hospital, Nigeria.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  1682175     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The experience on perinatal mortality among 757 patients who underwent cesarean section in Jos University Teaching Hospital serving a high risk urban and rural population in Jos, Plateau State of Nigeria is presented. During the 2 years of study the cesarean section rate was found to be 4.4%. There were 69 stillbirths, 107 deaths during the first week of life giving a perinatal mortality rate of 235 per 1000. The possible factors responsible for this high rate are discussed and suggestions made to improve on this figure. These results were also compared with figures from studies carried out in other parts of Nigeria, and in other countries.
E A Wright; M M Kapu; H I Onwuhafua
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  International journal of gynaecology and obstetrics: the official organ of the International Federation of Gynaecology and Obstetrics     Volume:  35     ISSN:  0020-7292     ISO Abbreviation:  Int J Gynaecol Obstet     Publication Date:  1991 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1991-12-05     Completed Date:  1991-12-05     Revised Date:  2005-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0210174     Medline TA:  Int J Gynaecol Obstet     Country:  IRELAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  299-304     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, University of Jos, Nigeria.
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MeSH Terms
Birth Weight
Cesarean Section* / statistics & numerical data
Fetal Death*
Hospitals, Teaching
Infant Mortality*
Infant, Newborn
Maternal Age
Nigeria / epidemiology
Obstetric Labor Complications
Pregnancy Complications
Prospective Studies
Risk Factors

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