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Perinatal mortality in three population-based cohorts from Southern Brazil: trends and differences.
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PMID:  18797715     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Trends in perinatal mortality were studied in the city of Pelotas, Southern Brazil, using three population-based cohort studies carried out in 1982, 1993 and 2004. The objective of the present study was to analyze trends and differences in perinatal mortality during the 1982-2004 period. All hospital deliveries and perinatal deaths were monitored through daily visits to maternity wards. Cause of death was determined using information from hospital records and by interviewing physicians. Perinatal mortality fell by 43% in the two decades, with a greater reduction between 1982 and 1993. Intrapartum fetal deaths decreased by 72% and deaths from asphyxia fell from 4.5 per thousand in 1982 to 1.4 per thousand in 2004. In conclusion, reductions in perinatal mortality were also seen across all birth weight categories between 1982 and 1993, but the same was not true for the 1993 to 2004 period, when mortality increased in several categories above 2,000g.
Alicia Matijasevich; Iná S Santos; Aluísio J D Barros; Ana M B Menezes; Elaine P Albernaz; Fernando C Barros; Iândora K Timm; Cesar G Victora
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Cadernos de saúde pública     Volume:  24 Suppl 3     ISSN:  1678-4464     ISO Abbreviation:  Cad Saude Publica     Publication Date:  2008  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-09-17     Completed Date:  2009-02-25     Revised Date:  2013-03-18    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8901573     Medline TA:  Cad Saude Publica     Country:  Brazil    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  S399-408     Citation Subset:  IM    
Programa de Pós-graduação em Epidemiologia, Universidade Federal de Pelotas, Pelotas, Brasil.
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MeSH Terms
Birth Weight*
Brazil / epidemiology
Cesarean Section / statistics & numerical data
Cohort Studies
Delivery, Obstetric / statistics & numerical data
Fetal Death
Gestational Age
Health Status Indicators
Infant Mortality / trends*
Infant, Newborn
Maternal Welfare
Perinatal Care / statistics & numerical data*
Perinatal Mortality / trends*
Prenatal Care / statistics & numerical data
Survival Rate

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