The Indian Journal of Pediatrics

, Volume 52, Issue 2, pp 159–162 | Cite as

Antenatal care and perinatal mortality

  • S. K. Kapoor
  • V. P. Reddaiah
  • J. Lobo
Original Articles

Abstract

There were 1092 deliveries in 1982 at CRHS project, Ballabgarh. Of these 643 had antenatal care (study group) and 439 did not receive minimum antenatal care (study group) and 439 did not receive minimum antenatal care (control group). The mean birth weights in study and control groups were 2·84 and 2·71 kg respectively and the difference was statistically not significant. The percentage of births with less than 2500 gm was 19·9 and 28·7 per cent respectively in study and control groups. This difference was highly significant. The still birth rate, first week mortality rate and perinatal mortality rate were 16·8, 12·46 and 29·0 in study group and 63·8, 48·66 and 109·3 in control group giving evidence regarding the benefit of antenatal care in reducing perinatal mortality.

Key words

Antenatal care minimum antental care perinatal mortality 

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© Dr. K C Chaudhuri Foundation 1985

Authors and Affiliations

  • S. K. Kapoor
    • 1
  • V. P. Reddaiah
    • 1
  • J. Lobo
    • 1
  1. 1.Centre for Community MedicineAll India Institute of Medical SciencesNew Delhi

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