Perinatal Mortality in a Rural District of South India

Shalini Chandrashekar, R. S. Phaneendra Rao, B. K. Chakladar, Lalitha Krishnan, N. Sreekumaran Nair

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Perinatal mortality is one of the most sensitive indices of maternai and child health. The perinatal mortality rate is an indicator of the extent of pregnancy wastage as well as of the quality and quantity of health care available to the mother and the newborn. A community based prospective study carried out on 13,214 births in South Kanara district between Oct. 1991 - Sept. 1992 revealed a perinatal mortality rate (PNMR) of 44.65/1000 births. Among the various factors influencing perinatal mortality, breech deliveries and babies of multiple pregnancies had a very high perinatal mortality rate of 180.81/1000 births (adjusted odd's ratio : 4.90) and 128/1000 births (adjusted odd's ratio : 2.64). The previous bad obstetric history of the mother, parity and sex of the newborn were among the other important factors influencing the PNMR.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)709-715
Number of pages7
JournalIndian Journal of Pediatrics
Volume65
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 01-01-1998
Externally publishedYes

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Perinatal Mortality
India
Parturition
Mortality
Odds Ratio
Multiple Pregnancy
Quality of Health Care
Parity
Obstetrics
History
Prospective Studies
Pregnancy

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Chandrashekar, S., Phaneendra Rao, R. S., Chakladar, B. K., Krishnan, L., & Sreekumaran Nair, N. (1998). Perinatal Mortality in a Rural District of South India. Indian Journal of Pediatrics, 65(5), 709-715. https://doi.org/10.1007/BF02731048
Chandrashekar, Shalini ; Phaneendra Rao, R. S. ; Chakladar, B. K. ; Krishnan, Lalitha ; Sreekumaran Nair, N. / Perinatal Mortality in a Rural District of South India. In: Indian Journal of Pediatrics. 1998 ; Vol. 65, No. 5. pp. 709-715.
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