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Author Tachiweyika, Emmanuel ♦ Gombe, Notion ♦ Shambira, Gerald ♦ Chadambuka, Addmore ♦ Mufuta, Tshimamga ♦ Zizhou, Simukai
Source World Health Organization (WHO)-Global Index Medicus
Content type Text
Publisher African Field Epidemiology Network
File Format HTM / HTML
Language English
Difficulty Level Medium
Subject Domain (in DDC) Social sciences ♦ Social groups ♦ Natural sciences & mathematics ♦ Life sciences; biology ♦ Physiology & related subjects ♦ Natural history of organisms ♦ Technology ♦ Medicine & health ♦ Human physiology ♦ Diseases ♦ Surgery & related medical specialties ♦ Gynecology, obstetrics, pediatrics & geriatrics ♦ Manufacture for specific uses ♦ Precision instruments & other devices
Subject Domain (in MeSH) Eukaryota ♦ Organisms ♦ Female Urogenital Diseases and Pregnancy Complications ♦ Diseases ♦ Diagnosis ♦ Surgical Procedures, Operative ♦ Investigative Techniques ♦ Analytical, Diagnostic and Therapeutic Techniques and Equipment ♦ Reproductive and Urinary Physiological Phenomena ♦ Biological Sciences ♦ Persons ♦ Persons ♦ Population Characteristics ♦ Health Care ♦ Geographic Locations ♦ Geographic Locations
Subject Keyword Discipline Medicine ♦ Obstetric Labor Complications ♦ Epidemiology ♦ Perinatal Mortality ♦ Pregnancy Outcome ♦ Stillbirth ♦ Case-control Studies ♦ Delivery, Obstetric ♦ Methods ♦ Statistics & Numerical Data ♦ Educational Status ♦ Female ♦ Home Childbirth ♦ Humans ♦ Infant, Newborn ♦ Pregnancy ♦ Premature Birth ♦ Risk Factors ♦ Zimbabwe ♦ Journal Article
Abstract BACKGROUND: Marondera District recorded perinatal mortality ratios of 58.6/1000 and 64.6/1000 live births in 2007 and 2008 respectively. These ratios were above provincial averages of 32/1000 and 36/1000 during the same periods. We determined factors associated with perinatal mortality in Marondera District. METHODS: A 1:2 unmatched case control study was carried out from June to August 2009. A case was any mother in Marondera District who had a stillbirth or early neonatal death from 01/08/2008 to 31/07/2009. A control was any mother whose baby survived the perinatal period during the same period. We calculated Odds Ratios and their 95% confidence intervals. RESULTS: We interviewed 103 cases and 206 controls. Primary or no maternal education [OR=5.50 (3.14-9.33)] labor complications [OR=7.56 (4.38-13.06)], home delivery [OR=7.38 (4.03-13.68)] and preterm delivery [OR=15.06 (8.24-27.54)] increased the risk for perinatal mortality. Antenatal care booking [OR=0.19 (0.10-0.34)], having a gainfully employed husband [OR=0.36 (0.20-0.63)] and living within 5 km of a health facility [OR=0.41 (0.22-0.78)] reduced the risk. Independent determinants of perinatal mortality included being apostolic [AOR=3.11 (1.05-9.18)], having a home delivery [AOR 7.17 (2.48-20.73)], experiencing labor complications [AOR=8.99 (3.11-25.98)], maternal HIV infection [AOR=5.36 (2.02-14.26)], antenatal care booking [AOR=0.32 (0.18-0.87)] and birth weight below 2500 g [AOR=9.46 (3.91-27.65)]. CONCLUSION: Labor complications, belonging to apostolic sect, having a home delivery, maternal HIV infection, low birth weight and antenatal care booking were independently associated with perinatal mortality. Health worker training in emergency management of obstetric and neonatal care was initiated. Marondera District started holding perinatal mortality meetings.
Spatial Coverage Zimbabwe
Description Country affiliation: Zimbabwe
Author Affiliation: Tachiweyika E ( University of Zimbabwe, Department of Community Medicine PO Box A178 Avondale Harare, Zimbabwe.)
Educational Role Student ♦ Teacher
Age Range above 22 year
Educational Use Reading ♦ Research ♦ Self Learning
Interactivity Type Expositive
Education Level UG and PG
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 2011-01-01
Publisher Place Uganda
e-ISSN 19378688
Journal Pan African Medical Journal
Volume Number 8


Source: WHO-Global Index Medicus