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Perinatal-neonatal and weight specific neonatal mortality in Thailand in 1996 and comparison with 1976 and 1986: a hospital based study.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  9676087     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The study on perinatal mortality, neonatal mortality and weight specific death rate of neonatal infants born at Rajavithi Hospital in 1996 was carried out and compared with the rates of 1976 and 1986. It was found that in 1996 the total number of births was 15613 with 106 stillbirths. The perinatal mortality rate was 9.09 per 1000 births and neonatal mortality rate was 2.90 per 1000 live births. Reduction in perinatal and neonatal mortality rates from 1976 and 1986 to 1996 was observed. The neonatal mortality rate was close to the rate of developed countries but not the perinatal mortality rate. The weight specific neonatal mortality in 1996 was reduced from 1986 and 1976 in all weight groups. It is concluded that the neonatal mortality rate in 1996 was improved because of effective neonatal care. To reduce the low birth weight infant rate by means of an effective family planning program and antenatal care may improve the perinatal mortality rate at Rajavithi Hospital.
V Ratrisawadi; S Horpaopan; U Chotigeat; V Sangtawesin; W Kanjanapattanakul; P Chinayon
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of the Medical Association of Thailand = Chotmaihet thangphaet     Volume:  81     ISSN:  0125-2208     ISO Abbreviation:  J Med Assoc Thai     Publication Date:  1998 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1998-08-27     Completed Date:  1998-08-27     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7507216     Medline TA:  J Med Assoc Thai     Country:  THAILAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  506-11     Citation Subset:  IM    
Neonatal Unit, Queen Sirikit National Institute of Child Health, Bangkok, Thailand.
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MeSH Terms
Age Distribution
Birth Weight*
Fetal Death / epidemiology
Health Care Surveys
Hospital Mortality / trends*
Infant Mortality / trends*
Infant, Low Birth Weight
Infant, Newborn
Retrospective Studies
Thailand / epidemiology

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