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Perinatal mortality in a Saudi maternity hospital.
Acta Paediatr Scand Suppl. 1988; 346:57-69.AP

Abstract

Perinatal mortality was analyzed in infants to mothers who delivered at the main Maternity hospital in Riyadh and who represented a large proportion of the obstetric population in the city. The crude perinatal mortality rate was 39.8 per 1000 births. The birth weight-specific mortality rates were compared with the corresponding Swedish rates. The ratio between the birth weight-specific mortality rates in Riyadh and Sweden increased from the lightest to the heaviest birth weight category. Thus the perinatal mortality rate was 2.3 times higher in infants less than 1500 g, and 8.8 times higher in infants with birth weights of 3500 g and more. Similarly, the ratio between the gestational age-specific mortality rates in Riyadh and Sweden increased with advancing gestational age. The perinatal mortality rate of infants less than 28 weeks was 1.6 times higher, and that of term infants 4.8 times higher than in Sweden. The findings indicated shortcomings in the obstetric services. The perinatal mortality rate of teenage mothers, who comprised 17 percent of the material, was 9.1 times the Swedish rate. Other risk groups were para 0 mothers and mothers with a previous infant loss.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Ministry of Health, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Riyadh.No affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Comparative Study
Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

3227850

Citation

Swailem, A R., et al. "Perinatal Mortality in a Saudi Maternity Hospital." Acta Paediatrica Scandinavica. Supplement, vol. 346, 1988, pp. 57-69.
Swailem AR, Serenius F, Edressee AW, et al. Perinatal mortality in a Saudi maternity hospital. Acta Paediatr Scand Suppl. 1988;346:57-69.
Swailem, A. R., Serenius, F., Edressee, A. W., & Ohlsson, A. (1988). Perinatal mortality in a Saudi maternity hospital. Acta Paediatrica Scandinavica. Supplement, 346, 57-69.
Swailem AR, et al. Perinatal Mortality in a Saudi Maternity Hospital. Acta Paediatr Scand Suppl. 1988;346:57-69. PubMed PMID: 3227850.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Perinatal mortality in a Saudi maternity hospital. AU - Swailem,A R, AU - Serenius,F, AU - Edressee,A W, AU - Ohlsson,A, PY - 1988/1/1/pubmed PY - 1988/1/1/medline PY - 1988/1/1/entrez KW - Age Factors KW - Arab Countries KW - Asia KW - Biology KW - Birth Intervals KW - Birth Order KW - Birth Weight KW - Body Weight KW - Comparative Studies KW - Consanguinity KW - Delivery Of Health Care KW - Demographic Factors KW - Developed Countries KW - Developing Countries KW - Economic Factors KW - Educational Status--women KW - Europe KW - Family And Household KW - Family Characteristics KW - Family Relationships KW - Fertility KW - Fertility Measurements KW - Fetal Death KW - Fetus KW - Genetics KW - Gestational Age KW - Health KW - Health Services KW - High Fertility Population KW - Infant Mortality KW - Maternal Age KW - Maternal Health Services KW - Maternal-child Health Services KW - Mortality KW - Northern Europe KW - Nulliparity KW - Parental Age KW - Parity KW - Physiology KW - Population KW - Population Characteristics KW - Population Dynamics KW - Pregnancy KW - Prenatal Care KW - Primary Health Care KW - Reproduction KW - Research Methodology KW - Risk Factors KW - Saudi Arabia KW - Scandinavia KW - Socioeconomic Factors KW - Socioeconomic Status KW - Studies KW - Sweden KW - Urban Population--women KW - Western Asia SP - 57 EP - 69 JF - Acta paediatrica Scandinavica. Supplement JO - Acta Paediatr Scand Suppl VL - 346 N2 - Perinatal mortality was analyzed in infants to mothers who delivered at the main Maternity hospital in Riyadh and who represented a large proportion of the obstetric population in the city. The crude perinatal mortality rate was 39.8 per 1000 births. The birth weight-specific mortality rates were compared with the corresponding Swedish rates. The ratio between the birth weight-specific mortality rates in Riyadh and Sweden increased from the lightest to the heaviest birth weight category. Thus the perinatal mortality rate was 2.3 times higher in infants less than 1500 g, and 8.8 times higher in infants with birth weights of 3500 g and more. Similarly, the ratio between the gestational age-specific mortality rates in Riyadh and Sweden increased with advancing gestational age. The perinatal mortality rate of infants less than 28 weeks was 1.6 times higher, and that of term infants 4.8 times higher than in Sweden. The findings indicated shortcomings in the obstetric services. The perinatal mortality rate of teenage mothers, who comprised 17 percent of the material, was 9.1 times the Swedish rate. Other risk groups were para 0 mothers and mothers with a previous infant loss. SN - 0300-8843 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/3227850/Perinatal_mortality_in_a_Saudi_maternity_hospital_ DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -