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Investigating the underlying causes of mortality among less than one year old infants in pediatric hospital of Bandar Abbas, Iran

(2014) Investigating the underlying causes of mortality among less than one year old infants in pediatric hospital of Bandar Abbas, Iran. Hormozgan Medical Journal.

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Abstract

Original Article Abstract Introduction: Providing, maintaining and promoting health of infants as a vulnerable age group is essential in health-care services. The present research sought to investigate the underlying causes of mortality among infants who were below 1 year old in Bandar Abbas pediatric hospital in 2011. Methods: In this descriptive-analytic research the medical files of all deceased infants who maximally aged up to 11 months and died in Bandar Abbas pediatric hospital in 2011 comprised the research population. The data were gathered through a pre-designed checklist, phone call and face-to-face meetings (when required). The data were later analyzed via SPSS 16. Results: In the study period, 223 infants (65.2%), below one year of age, had died within their first month of life and 119 of them (34.85) had died within the next eleven months. The primary reason for the death of the first group was sepsis while for the second group was prematurity. Such variables as birth weight, delivery type, feeding type, birth type, ﺄﺋاﺌﺄﺋﺄﺆﺄﺄﺌﺄبﺄﺄﺆ to be significantly correlated with infant mortality (P<0.05). Conclusion: It appears that careful attention to low-ﺄﺄﺄا اﺆﺄﺋبﺄﺆﺄاﺄ offering standard healthcare before and during pregnancy positively affect the reduction of mortality among very young infants.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Key words: Mortality - Infant - Bandar Abbas
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/4541

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