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American Journal of Public Health Research. 2015, 3(4A), 35-40
DOI: 10.12691/ajphr-3-4A-7
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Neonatal Outcome of Expectant Mothers at Risk: A Community Level Study in Nepal

Asis De1, , Abhijit De2, Ninel Aruni Wijesekera3, Bikas Pandey4, Brijesh Sathian1, Rebecca Finnegan5 and K. Seshagiri Rao4

1Manipal College of Medical Sciences, Pokhara 33701, Nepal

2Park Clinic, Kolkata 700017, India

3Medical Officer, Auckland, New Zealand

4Manipal Teaching Hospital, Pokhara, 3370, Nepal

5Mater Misericordiae University Hospital, Dublin, Ireland

Pub. Date: June 16, 2015
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Maternal and Child Health)

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Asis De, Abhijit De, Ninel Aruni Wijesekera, Bikas Pandey, Brijesh Sathian, Rebecca Finnegan and K. Seshagiri Rao. Neonatal Outcome of Expectant Mothers at Risk: A Community Level Study in Nepal. American Journal of Public Health Research. 2015; 3(4A):35-40. doi: 10.12691/ajphr-3-4A-7


Neonatal mortality is still high in Nepal with U5MR 54 and IMR 46 per 1000 live births. 1 out of 22 Nepali child dies before age 1 year and 1 in 19 dies before he or she turns 5 years. In a low resource country like Nepal if expectant mothers are screened for risk factors and extra care given within existing resources for those who need more, there will be an impact on their risk status and on the outcome of pregnancy. In this study 187 expectant mothers were grouped into low and high risk categories using simple scoring system and their neonatal outcome was observed. Neonatal Death and Low Birth Weight (LBW) were undesirable outcome. At risk mothers can be identified with a simple risk scoring system at community level and timely intervention has definite impact on neonatal outcome.

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