Indian Journal of Public Health


Year
: 1998  |  Volume : 42  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 9--14

Early neonatal morbidity and mortality in a city based medical college nursery.


PK Das, K Basu, S Chakraborty, M Basak, PK Bhowmik 
 Department of Paediatrics, Medical College, Calcutta

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P K Das
Department of Paediatrics, Medical College, Calcutta

Early neonatal morbidity & mortality were studied in 7972 viable live born babies over one year period in Medical College, Calcutta. Early neonatal morbidity and mortality rate were 66.85 & 32.86 respectively. About 48% of Early neonatal deaths occurred in 1st 48 hours & 80% within first 72 hours of life. Early neonatal mortality rate per 1000 was maximum in babies born of a primi (43.03) and grand multiparous mother (103.89); maternal age less than 20 yrs. (44.15), and more than 30 yrs. (46.04) & in multiple pregnancy (142.85). It was highest in breech delivery (114.28) & with maternal disease like dribling (179), hypertension (146) & APH (116). Birth asphyxia contributed 65.26% of early neonatal deaths, followed by septicaemia (10.3%). Klebsiella was the most common (55%) organism.


How to cite this article:
Das P K, Basu K, Chakraborty S, Basak M, Bhowmik P K. Early neonatal morbidity and mortality in a city based medical college nursery. Indian J Public Health 1998;42:9-14


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Das P K, Basu K, Chakraborty S, Basak M, Bhowmik P K. Early neonatal morbidity and mortality in a city based medical college nursery. Indian J Public Health [serial online] 1998 [cited 2020 Sep 30 ];42:9-14
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