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Perinatal mortality in Ludhiana, Punjab--a seven year hospital study.
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PMID:  1459677     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Perinatal deaths occurring over a seven year period were studied in a teaching hospital in Punjab. Causes of death were analysed as per Wigglesworth's classification. We have further modified this by correlating different gestations and weight groups with causes of death. The perinatal mortality rate (PNMR) in the present study was 74/1000 and showed a downward trend secondary to a statistically significant fall of early neonatal mortality. There was a decline in PNMR among babies of 1500-2000 g. birth weight and 33-36 weeks gestation. Asphyxia and macerated still births were found to be the two main causes of death. Macerated still births were seen more commonly among babies of lower weight at all gestations. The PNMR of babies born to booked mothers was 22/1000 as compared to 152/1000 among unbooked mothers. It was concluded that to bring down the PNMR, economic development alone is not enough. Provision of adequate antenatal care to all mothers, health education and timely referral of high risk mothers is very essential.
M Verma; J Chhatwal; D Singh
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Indian journal of pediatrics     Volume:  59     ISSN:  0019-5456     ISO Abbreviation:  Indian J Pediatr     Publication Date:    1992 Sep-Oct
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1993-01-12     Completed Date:  1993-01-12     Revised Date:  2007-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0417442     Medline TA:  Indian J Pediatr     Country:  INDIA    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  561-5     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Pediatrics, Christian Medical College, Ludhiana.
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MeSH Terms
Asphyxia Neonatorum / mortality*
Congenital Abnormalities / genetics*
Fetal Death
Health Promotion
Hospital Mortality
Hospitals, Teaching
Infant Mortality*
Infant, Low Birth Weight
Infant, Newborn
Mothers / education

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