Risk factors for neonatal mortality due to birth asphyxia in southern Nepal: A prospective, community-based cohort study
Asphyxia neonatorum; Mortality; Neonatal; Nepal; Risk factors
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. © 2008 by the American Academy of Pediatrics.
Lee, A., Mullany, L., Tielsch, J., Katz, J., Khatry, S., Leclerq, S., Adhikari, R., Shrestha, S., & Darmstadt, G. (2008). Risk factors for neonatal mortality due to birth asphyxia in southern Nepal: A prospective, community-based cohort study. Pediatrics, 121 (5). http://dx.doi.org/10.1542/peds.2007-1966