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Neonatal Outcome of Expectant Mothers at Risk: A Community Level Study in Nepal

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


American Journal of Public Health Research. 2015, Vol. 3 No. 4A, 35-40
DOI: 10.12691/ajphr-3-4A-7
Copyright © 2015 Science and Education Publishing

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Asis De, Abhijit De, Ninel Aruni Wijesekera, Bikas Pandey, Brijesh Sathian, Rebecca Finnegan, 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.

Correspondence to: Asis  De, Manipal College of Medical Sciences, Pokhara 33701, Nepal. Email: dr_asisde@hotmail.com

Abstract

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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