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Rev Esc Enferm USP. 2014 Oct;48(5):778-86.

[Neonatal mortality in infants with low birth weight].

[Article in Portuguese]

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1
School of Nursing, Federal University of Mato Grosso, Cuiabá, MT, Brazil.
2
School of Nursing, University of São Paulo, São Paulo, SP, Brazil.
3
School of Public Health, University of São Paulo, São Paulo, SP, Brazil.

Abstract

OBJECTIVE:

To evaluate the factors associated with neonatal mortality in infant born with low birth weight.

METHOD:

Cross-sectional study that analyzed data from 771 live births with low birth weight (<2500 g) in the city of Cuiabá, MT, in 2010, of whom 54 died in the neonatal period. We obtained data from the Information System on Live Births and Mortality, by integrated linkage.

RESULTS:

In multiple logistic regression, neonatal mortality was associated with: number of prenatal visits less than 7 (OR=3.80;CI:1,66-8,70); gestational age less than 37 weeks (OR=4.77;CI:1.48-15.38), Apgar score less than 7 at the 1st minute (OR=4.25;CI:1.84-9.81) and the 5th minute (OR=5.72,CI:2.24-14.60) and presence of congenital anomaly (OR=14.39;IC:2.72-76.09).

CONCLUSION:

Neonatal mortality in infants with low birth weight is associated with avoidable factors through adequate attention to prenatal care, childbirth and infants.

PMID:
25493480
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