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The differentials and determinants of perinatal mortality in rural Bangladesh.
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PMID:  12648293     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
OBJECTIVE: In Bangladesh, the perinatal mortality is very high. This study examined the differentials and determinants of perinatal mortality in rural Bangladesh. METHODS: The study was based on the prospective data on maternal morbidity collected by the Bangladesh Institute of Research for Promotion of Essential and Reproductive Health and Technologies (BIRPERHT). This prospective study was conducted during the period November 1992 to December 1993. In this study, the factors associated with perinatal deaths were examined, employing differential and multivariate analyses. RESULTS: It was found that assisted delivery caused higher risks of stillbirth and death among live births during the first week of life. It was also observed that five or more pregnancies, prior to the index pregnancy, were positively associated with perinatal death. CONCLUSION: If the delivery is assisted or there are complications in delivery, then it is likely that the incidence of perinatal mortality will increase sharply. If the newborn baby was given colostrum, then perinatal mortality decreased to a great extent.
W Bari; R I Chowdhury; M A Islam; N Chakraborty; H A H Akhter
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The European journal of contraception & reproductive health care : the official journal of the European Society of Contraception     Volume:  7     ISSN:  1362-5187     ISO Abbreviation:  Eur J Contracept Reprod Health Care     Publication Date:  2002 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2003-03-26     Completed Date:  2003-05-15     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9712127     Medline TA:  Eur J Contracept Reprod Health Care     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  216-22     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Statistics, Dhaka University, Dhaka, Bangladesh.
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MeSH Terms
Bangladesh / epidemiology
Cause of Death*
Cohort Studies
Confidence Intervals
Cross-Sectional Studies
Fetal Death / epidemiology*
Infant Mortality / trends*
Infant, Newborn
Maternal Age
Multivariate Analysis
Odds Ratio
Prenatal Care
Prospective Studies
Risk Assessment
Risk Factors
Rural Population
Socioeconomic Factors

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