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Perinatal mortality in Jeddah, Saudia Arabia.
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PMID:  1544763     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The objective of the study was to estimate the perinatal mortality rate and to determine the antenatal and intrapartum risk factors associated with perinatal mortality in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. A hospital-based, case-control study was carried out in a 40-week period in 1987-1988 in Jeddah at the Maternal and Child Health Hospital (MCH). The subjects comprised 323 perinatal deaths and 486 controls. The perinatal mortality rate (PMR) for Jeddah showed a decline from 42.5 in Islamic Calendar Year 1393H (1973) and 49.5 in 1400H (1979-1980) to 31.4 per 1000 live and stillbirths in 1408H (1987-1988). The risk factors independently associated with perinatal death included low birth weight, complications during labour, ethnic origin and mother's age being 35 and over. In addition to lethal deformities, direct causes of perinatal death were related to low birthweight, mechanical causes, antepartum haemorrhage and neonatal infection. No antenatal care was received by 36.5% of both cases and controls. The high mortality and the failure to attend for antenatal care suggest a need for closer surveillance of women throughout their pregnancies and for improvements in both obstetric services and neonatal management.
W A Milaat; C D Florey
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  International journal of epidemiology     Volume:  21     ISSN:  0300-5771     ISO Abbreviation:  Int J Epidemiol     Publication Date:  1992 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1992-04-10     Completed Date:  1992-04-10     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7802871     Medline TA:  Int J Epidemiol     Country:  ENGLAND    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  82-90     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Community Medicine and Primary Health Care, Medical School, King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.
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MeSH Terms
Case-Control Studies
Fetal Death / epidemiology*
Infant Mortality*
Infant, Newborn
Population Surveillance
Regression Analysis
Risk Factors
Saudi Arabia
Socioeconomic Factors

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