|Title:||PREGNANCY OUTCOME IN RURAL ETHIOPIA WITH EMPHASIS TO PERINATAL MORTALITY|
|???metadata.dc.contributor.*???:||Dr. Yemane Berhane|
KIFLE WOLDE-MICHAEL, MD
|Keywords:||PREGNANCY OUTCOME IN RURAL ETHIOPIA WITH EMPHASIS TO PERINATAL MORTALITY|
|Abstract:||A prospective community-based study of pregnant women was conducted to assess pregnancy outcome with emphasis to perinatal mortality in rural communities of Meskan and Mareko district in Gurage zone in Southern Ethiopia, between March 22 and August 21, 1997. Pregnant women were identified by trained enumerators through house - to - house visit and were followed monthly till delivery, after which both the neonates and the mothers were visited at 7th and 28th days. Pretested standard questionnaires were used to obtain information on socio-demographic characteristics, past obstetric history, health problems during the index pregnancy and labour, and the condition of both the neonates and the mothers at the 7th and 28th days. Analysis made on 428 singleton births showed a perinatal mortality rate of 44.4 per 1000 births. The stillbirth and early neonatal mortality rates were 21.0 per 1000 births and 23.9 per 1000 live births, respectively. The rates were found to be relatively low as compared to figures reported for other sub- Saharan Africa. Both bivariate and multivariate analysis showed that maternal hei ~ and gestational a-ge were significantly associated with p ,..- atal mortality. The risk of death was significantly higher among neonates born to short statured mothers. Similarly the risk of perinatal death was higher in preterm babies than term babies. Establishment of emergency obstetric care (EOC) alongside with training of traditional birth attendants and educating mothers for appropriate utilization of MCH services are recommended.|
|Appears in Collections:||Thesis - Public Health|
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