Trend and causes of neonatal mortality in the Kassena-Nankana district of northern Ghana, 1995-2002.

@article{Baiden2006TrendAC,
  title={Trend and causes of neonatal mortality in the Kassena-Nankana district of northern Ghana, 1995-2002.},
  author={Frank Baiden and Abraham Hodgson and Martin A Adjuik and Philip L Adongo and B Ayaga and Fred Newton Binka},
  journal={Tropical medicine & international health : TM & IH},
  year={2006},
  volume={11 4},
  pages={532-9}
}
OBJECTIVES To describe the trend and causes of neonatal deaths in a rural district in northern Ghana. METHODS Descriptive analysis of data collected from the Navrongo Demographic Surveillance System and verbal autopsies conducted on all neonatal deaths from 1995-2002. RESULTS Of 1118 recorded neonatal deaths 1068 (95.5%) could be analysed. Only 13.2% of deaths occurred at the health facility; 62.7% occurred in the early neonatal period, with prematurity (38%) and birth injuries (19%) as… CONTINUE READING

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