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Risk Factors for Neonatal Mortality Among Very Low Birth Weight Neonates

Author(s): Fatemeh Nayeri | Hosein Dalili | Firoozeh Nili | Elaheh Amini | Ali Ardehali | Babak Khoshkrood Mansoori | Mamak Shariat

Journal: Acta Medica Iranica
ISSN 0044-6025

Volume: 51;
Issue: 5;
Start page: 297;
Date: 2013;
Original page

Keywords: Neonatal Mortality Rate (NMR) | Risk Factor | Very Low Birth Weight (VLBW)

The objective of this study is to determine risk factors causing increase in very low birth way (VLBW) neonatal mortality. The medical files of all neonates weighing ≤1500 g, born in Vali-e-Asr hospital (2001-2004) were studied. Two groups of neonates (living and dead) were compared up to the time of hospital discharge or death. A total of 317 neonates were enrolled. A meaningful relationship existed between occurrence of death and low gestational age (P=0.02), low birth weight, lower than 1000 g (P=0.001), Apgar score
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