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dc.contributor.authorCung, Tam Giaoeng
dc.contributor.authorPaus, Anne Sofieeng
dc.contributor.authorAghbar, Ammareng
dc.contributor.authorKiserud, Torvideng
dc.contributor.authorHinderaker, Sven Gudmundeng
dc.date.accessioned2014-12-29T09:43:40Z
dc.date.available2014-12-29T09:43:40Z
dc.date.issued2014-09-05eng
dc.identifier.issn1654-9880eng
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1956/9041
dc.description.abstract<p>Background: Stillbirths are insufficiently reported in many countries. In Nablus, reporting has recently started; little is published in Palestine on the stillbirth rate and its risk factors.</p> <p>Objective: To study the rate of stillbirths at Rafidia Hospital in 2010 and some of its risk factors.</p> <p>Design: A retrospective cohort design.</p> <p>Methods: Data were collected from the delivery registry for all births and we analysed those with a gestation of 28 weeks or more at Rafidia Hospital. Stillbirth rates were estimated for available determinants.</p> <p>Results: In 2010, a total of 5,644 women gave birth to 5,782 babies, of whom 41 were stillbirths, that is, a stillbirth rate of 7.1/1,000 births (95% confidence interval 5.2 9.5). Premature babies had a higher risk of being a stillbirth. For small babies, the lower the birth weight the higher was the probability of being a stillbirth, and for babies weighing 4,500 g or more there was a higher risk of being stillborn. The risk of stillbirth was also higher among babies from mothers with high haemoglobin concentration, but low maternal haemoglobin was not associated with stillbirths.</p> <p>Conclusions: The stillbirth rates at Rafidia hospital assessed in this study compares favourably with the reported national numbers, indicating a good reliability of the on-going registration. The rates were highest among premature births. Stillbirth was linked to low birth weight, foetal macrosomia, and maternal haemoconcentration. We believe the findings identify areas to address when designing antenatal care with the aim of improving perinatal mortality in the country.</p>en_US
dc.language.isoengeng
dc.publisherCo-Action Publishingeng
dc.rightsAttribution CC BYeng
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0eng
dc.subjectStillbirtheng
dc.subjectPalestineeng
dc.subjectWest Bankeng
dc.subjectNabluseng
dc.subjectmaternal haemoglobineng
dc.subjectBirth weighteng
dc.subjectMacrosomiaeng
dc.subjectprematurityeng
dc.titleStillbirths at a hospital in Nablus, 2010: a cohort studyeng
dc.typeJournal articleeng
dc.rights.holderCopyright 2014 Tam Giao Cung et al
dc.type.versionpublishedVersioneng
bora.peerreviewedPeer reviewedeng
bora.journalTitleGlobal Health Actioneng
bibo.volume7eng
bibo.number25222eng
bibo.doihttp://dx.doi.org/10.3402/gha.v7.25222eng
bora.accessRightsinfo:eu-repo/semantics/openAccesseng
dc.identifier.cristinID1220468eng
dc.identifier.doi10.3402/gha.v7.25222
bora.bpoaIDbpoa213


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