Rahman, S. and El Ansari, Walid and Nimeri, N and El Tinay, S. and Salameh, K and Abbas, T and Yousafzai, M T and Bener, A (2012) Have neonatal mortality rates in the state of Qatar become static? A PEARL study analysis. East Mediterranean Health Journal, 18 (12). pp. 1201-1208.Full text not available from this repository.
To ascertain the national neonatal mortality rate in Qatar during the first quarter of 2011 (1 January-31 March), we carried out a prospective pilot national epidemiologic study. Nationwide birth and neonatal mortality data were collected using predesigned, structured questionnaires. To analyse trends over the previous 4 years (2008-2011) we used neonatal mortality data for 2008-2010 from the database of the neonatal unit at the Women's Hospital, annual reports of Hamad Medical Corporation, and published neonatal mortality data for 2010 for comparative analysis. A total of 4909 live births and 21 neonatal deaths were recorded during the study period. The neonatal mortality rate was 4.28/1000 live births (corrected neonatal mortality rate 2.85/1000). The early neonatal mortality rate was 1.84/1000 and the late neonatal mortality rate was 2.44/1000 live births. Fifteen of the 21 neonatal deaths were in non-Qatari babies, reflecting the ethnic distribution in the population. Neonatal mortality rates in Qatar declined very little between 2008 and the first quarter of 2011.
|Subjects:||R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine|
|Divisions:||Schools and Research Institutes > School of Sport & Exercise|
|Research Priority Areas:||Sport, Exercise, Health & Wellbeing|
|Depositing User:||Anne Pengelly|
|Date Deposited:||16 Feb 2015 15:50|
|Last Modified:||16 Feb 2015 15:50|