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Perinatal outcome and antenatal care in a black South African population.
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PMID:  8516973     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The relationship between perinatal outcome and antenatal care was investigated at King Edward VIII Hospital, Durban, by a case control retrospective study of pregnancy records in 165 perinatal deaths and 156 infants surviving the perinatal period. 82% of the mothers of live infants had booked for antenatal care compared with only 60% of those who experienced a perinatal death. Hospital booking was associated with a higher infant birthweight. For those who booked earlier there was no reduction in total perinatal mortality or the stillbirth:neonatal death ratio, and many of the mothers of highest risk failed to book. This suggests that the better perinatal outcome in booked mothers may have been secondary to the type of mother who chose to book, rather than the actual antenatal care. To help reduce perinatal mortality, methods must be employed which reach those mothers who are most likely to fail to book.
I B Menown; J A Archbold; C Wills
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Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Ulster medical journal     Volume:  62     ISSN:  0041-6193     ISO Abbreviation:  Ulster Med J     Publication Date:  1993 Apr 
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Created Date:  1993-07-22     Completed Date:  1993-07-22     Revised Date:  2009-11-18    
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Nlm Unique ID:  0417367     Medline TA:  Ulster Med J     Country:  NORTHERN IRELAND    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  37-43     Citation Subset:  IM    
Health and Health Care Research Unit, Queen's University, Belfast.
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MeSH Terms
African Continental Ancestry Group
Birth Weight
Case-Control Studies
Fetal Death*
Gestational Age
Infant Mortality*
Infant, Newborn
Prenatal Care / utilization*
Retrospective Studies
South Africa

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Journal ID (nlm-ta): Ulster Med J
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ISSN: 0041-6193
Publisher: Ulster Medical Society
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Print publication date: Month: 4 Year: 1993
Volume: 62 Issue: 1
First Page: 37 Last Page: 43
ID: 2449017
PubMed Id: 8516973

Perinatal outcome and antenatal care in a black South African population.
I. B. Menown
J. A. Archbold
C. Wills
Health and Health Care Research Unit, Queen's University, Belfast.

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