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Perinatal mortality in southern Italy.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  2000336     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Perinatal deaths occurring in the Campania region of southern Italy in 1982 were analysed. The perinatal mortality rate was 17.6 per thousand (stillbirth rate 8.3, early neonatal mortality rate 9.3). Compared with Swedish data, our deaths excess does not seem attributable to an unfavourable birthweight distribution, but to high birthweight mortality rates in every birthweight category and particularly in the normal birthweight group (greater than 2500 g). This group of newborns, representing about 94% of the births, contributes 45.4% of perinatal deaths; this situation is not common in developed countries, where the normal birthweight newborns form a much smaller proportion of perinatal deaths. The analysis of the causes of perinatal mortality, even though autopsies are rarely executed in Campania, shows a high prevalence of events which should be prevented by good antenatal and perinatal care.
A Pisacane; L Quagliata; B Scarpellino; C Mendes; A Latino; G Volpicelli; A Coppola; G Mazzarella
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Paediatric and perinatal epidemiology     Volume:  5     ISSN:  0269-5022     ISO Abbreviation:  Paediatr Perinat Epidemiol     Publication Date:  1991 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1991-04-11     Completed Date:  1991-04-11     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8709766     Medline TA:  Paediatr Perinat Epidemiol     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  64-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Paediatrics, University of Naples, Italy.
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MeSH Terms
Cause of Death
Infant Mortality*
Infant, Low Birth Weight
Infant, Newborn
Survival Rate

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