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The perinatal morbidity and mortality survey of Jamaica 1986-1987.

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Type
Published Article
Journal
Paediatric and perinatal epidemiology
Publication Date
Volume
2
Issue
2
Pages
138–147
Identifiers
PMID: 3237494
Source
Medline

Abstract

The Jamaican Perinatal Morbidity and Mortality Survey was conducted between September 1986 and August 1987. A total of 10,310 consecutive births were identified and mothers interviewed in the first 2 months (main cohort study), 1405 neonatal admissions were evaluated over a 6-month period (morbidity study), and 1855 perinatal deaths and 73 late neonatal deaths identified over 12 months (mortality study)-55% of the deaths were given a postmortem examination. The perinatal mortality rate for the cohort study was 38.1 per 1000 births. This was 36.6 percent higher than the 1982 estimate of 27.9/1000 based on deliveries at the Victoria Jubilee Hospital, a specialist maternity institution which has at least 13,000 deliveries per annum.

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