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  1. A study of neonatal deaths at the Ogun State University Teaching Hospital, Sagamu, Nigeria.

    Article - En anglais

    A two-year prospective study of neonatal deaths at a Nigerian University Teaching Hospital is presented.

    There were 55 deaths among 1081 inborn live deliveries (50.88/1000).

    Low birthweight babies accounted for 60% of deaths.

    There were 49 (45.33/1000) perinatal deaths, 61% of which occurred within 24 hours.

    The mortality rate of term small-for-gestational age neonates was higher than that of their appropriate-for-gestational age counterparts (X2=4.55, P<0.05).

    The mortality rate for 315 referred admissions was 400/1000.

    Referred very low birthweight babies had a better outcome than inborn ones.

    Severe infections, severe birth asphyxia, respiratory distress syndrome and recurrent apnoea were among the leading causes of death in this study.

    There is a need for improved intensive care facilities for the high-risk newborn.

    Greater effort is required to improve early utilization of available maternity services.

    Mots-clés Pascal : Mortalité, Nouveau né, Epidémiologie, Nigéria, Etiologie, Homme, Afrique

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Mortality, Newborn, Epidemiology, Nigeria, Etiology, Human, Africa

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    Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique

    Cote : 95-0412168

    Code Inist : 002B30A01A2. Création : 01/03/1996.