A case-control study of early neonatal deaths at the Port Moresby General Hospital to determine associated risk factors.


From June 1998 to December 1999, mothers of 150 babies who died in the early neonatal period and 150 controls whose babies did not die were studied. In multiple logistic regression analysis the following variables were positively associated with early neonatal deaths: lack of antenatal attendance, thick meconium staining of the liquor, male sex, very low… (More)