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The unbooked patient. Part II. Outcome of pregnancy in unbooked coloured patients.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  3798290     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The fetal outcome was compared in 200 unbooked pregnancies and in 310 pregnancies in which the mothers had booked before 22 weeks' gestation. Of the babies born to the unbooked mothers 36% weighed less than 2,500 g compared with only 12.5% in the booked group. Among the unbooked patients the neonatal mortality rate was three times higher than among booked cases. Maternal intrinsic factors, including parity and socio-economic status, made a major contribution to the incidence of low-birth-weight babies. The need for improved attendance at clinics and for education about antenatal care in the coloured population under review is well documented. The introduction of peripheral clinics and free antenatal care could play a major role in improving fetal outcome.
R A Hamilton; T Perlmann; J J de Souza
Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  South African medical journal = Suid-Afrikaanse tydskrif vir geneeskunde     Volume:  71     ISSN:  0256-9574     ISO Abbreviation:  S. Afr. Med. J.     Publication Date:  1987 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1987-02-11     Completed Date:  1987-02-11     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:  31-4     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
African Americans
African Continental Ancestry Group
Ambulatory Care Facilities
Birth Weight
Delivery, Obstetric
Fetal Death / epidemiology
Infant Mortality
Patient Acceptance of Health Care*
Prenatal Care*
South Africa

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