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

@article{Njokanma1995ASO,
  title={A study of neonatal deaths at the Ogun State University Teaching Hospital, Sagamu, Nigeria.},
  author={Olisamedua Fidelis Njokanma and Durotoye M Olanrewaju},
  journal={The Journal of tropical medicine and hygiene},
  year={1995},
  volume={98 3},
  pages={155-60}
}
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 (chi 2 = 4.55, P < 0.05). The mortality rate for 315… CONTINUE READING

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