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Previous birth outcome of antenatal clinic attenders in northern KwaZulu--perinatal and infant mortality rates.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  1566216     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A questionnaire survey was undertaken among pregnant women presenting for the first time to antenatal clinics attached to Mosvold Hospital in rural northern KwaZulu. They were asked details of the outcome of their previous pregnancies and the survival of their last-born children. Of 2,388 mothers interviewed, 1,795 had given birth previously. Of these, 41% had had their last deliveries at home, 47% in hospital and 10% at clinics. The perinatal mortality rate was 38/1,000, with no significant differences between home and hospital or clinic births. The infant mortality rate for live-born children was 62/1,000. Fifty per cent of child deaths occurred at home. The study methodology was easily applied and provided an acceptable alternative technique for measuring child mortality rates, which are so difficult to obtain in rural areas in southern Africa.
E J Buchmann; I G Crofton Briggs; J A McIntyre
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  South African medical journal = Suid-Afrikaanse tydskrif vir geneeskunde     Volume:  81     ISSN:  0256-9574     ISO Abbreviation:  S. Afr. Med. J.     Publication Date:  1992 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1992-05-21     Completed Date:  1992-05-21     Revised Date:  2014-09-12    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0404520     Medline TA:  S Afr Med J     Country:  SOUTH AFRICA    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  419-21     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Ambulatory Care Facilities
Infant Mortality*
Infant, Newborn
Maternal-Child Health Centers
Pregnancy Outcome*
Prenatal Care*
Rural Population
South Africa

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