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Investigating causes of infant mortality in hospital of children during 2010-2011 in Bandar Abbas

(2011) Investigating causes of infant mortality in hospital of children during 2010-2011 in Bandar Abbas. Iranian Journal of Neonatology.

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ABSTRACT Introduction: Infant mortality index is an important health indicator. This index has a direct impact on infant mortality and mortality of children less than five years. The present study aimed to investigate causes of infant deaths during 2010-2011 in Bandar Abbas hospital of children. Methods: In this cross - sectional retrospective study profiles of all dead newborns who aged from 0 to 28 days in Children's Hospital of Bandar Abbas zero to 28 days during the past two years were considered as the sample of this study. The necessary information were collected through answering to a predesigned checklist, telephone interviews, if necessary, the data were gathered from visiting people in person. Then the data were analyzed by using SPSS software version 16. Results: In the present study, prematurity was the most common cause of infant death (25 percent). 62 percent of newborns aged less than 7 days so two-thirds of the deaths occurred in the first week of their life, variables such as the infant`s age, the RAM or pre-term, birth weight, type of birth, father's education, and mother's education all showed a statistically significant relationship with infant mortality. Conclusion: In this regard paying particular attention to low birth weight infants, increasing the health awareness of mothers and families, providing the standard care before and during pregnancy can be effective in reducing infant mortality.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Keywords: Infants, Mortality, prematurity
Subjects: WS Pediatrics > WS 405-460 By Age Groups
Divisions: Research Vice-Chancellor Department > Fertility and Infertility Research Center
Depositing User: مركز تحقيقات بهداشت باروري و ناباروري
URI: http://eprints.hums.ac.ir/id/eprint/4539

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