Risk factors for neonatal mortality due to birth asphyxia in southern Nepal: A prospective, community-based cohort study

Anne C.C. Lee, Luke C. Mullany, James M. Tielsch, Joanne Katz, Subarna K. Khatry, Steven C. Leclerq, Ramesh K. Adhikari, Shardaram R. Shrestha, Gary L. Darmstadt

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Abstract

OBJECTIVE. Our goal was to identify antepartum, intrapartum, and infant risk factors for birth asphyxia mortality in a rural, low-resource, population-based cohort in southern Nepal. PATIENTS AND METHODS.Data were collected prospectively during a cluster-randomized, community-based trial evaluating the impact of newborn skin and umbilical cord cleansing on neonatal mortality and morbidity in Sarlahi, Nepal. A total of 23 662 newborn infants were enrolled between September 2002 and January 2006. Multi-variable regression modeling was performed to determine adjusted relative risk estimates of birth asphyxia mortality for antepartum, intrapartum, and infant risk factors.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)e1381-e1390
JournalPediatrics
Volume121
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - May 2008

Keywords

  • Asphyxia neonatorum
  • Mortality
  • Neonatal
  • Nepal
  • Risk factors

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health

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