Perinatal mortality in Bahrain.

  title={Perinatal mortality in Bahrain.},
  author={Akila M. El-Shafei and Amarjeet K Sandhu and Jamit Dhaliwal},
  journal={The Australian & New Zealand journal of obstetrics & gynaecology},
  volume={28 4},
A review of 583 perinatal deaths at the Ministry of Health hospitals in Bahrain, during the years 1985-1987 revealed a perinatal mortality rate of 19.6 per 1,000 total births. Lethal congenital malformations accounted for 145 (24.9%) deaths. Of the 438 normally formed infants there were 42.2% antepartum, 115 (26.3%) intrapartum and 138 (31.5%) early neonatal deaths; in 82.7% of cases the death was considered to be unavoidable. The population of Bahrain for 1986 according to the Central… CONTINUE READING