International Journal of Applied Research
Vol. 3, Issue 10, Part A (2017)
Perinatal mortality in tertiary care institution- A prospective study
Dr. Subhash Chauhan MS, Dr. HK Premi, Dr. Neena Rana MS and Dr. Shruti Thakur MD
The objective of this study was to determine perinatal mortality rate and to identify various factors influencing it.
Material and Methods: A descriptive observational study was done in a tertiary care institution of state for a period of one year.
Results: There were 3760 births, 233 perinatal deaths with perinatal mortality rate of 63.64/1000 live births. The major causes of perinatal deaths were prematurity, low birth weight and septicemia of baby.
Conclusion: Improving perinatal mortality is the need of the hour. Prematurity, low birth weight, septicemia and maternal hypertensive disorders were the leading causes of perinatal deaths. These deaths can be reduced by increased awareness and vigilance during antenatal period
How to cite this article:
Dr. Subhash Chauhan MS, Dr. HK Premi, Dr. Neena Rana MS and Dr. Shruti Thakur MD. Perinatal mortality in tertiary care institution- A prospective study. International Journal of Applied Research. 2017; 3(10): 08-13.