Have neonatal mortality rates in the state of Qatar become static? A PEARL study analysis

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.

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Abstract

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.

Item Type: Article
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
URI: http://eprints.glos.ac.uk/id/eprint/1347

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