Determination the Causes of Neonatal Mortality during the Last 3 Years Ago in Al-Kut City

Authors

  • Gossoon Juma Elywy1 , Mohammed Malih Radhi2 , Alaa M. Tuama3

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.37506/mlu.v20i3.1604

Keywords:

Determination, Neonate, Morbidity, Al-Kut City.

Abstract

Background: Nearly 3 million babies die each year in their first month of life and a similar number die at

birth. Notably, the first month of life of these children. That a quarter to half deaths occur in the first 24 hours

and that 75% of them occur in the first week. The study aims: determine the causes of neonatal mortality in

Kut City.

Methodology: A non-probability a convenience sample of (N=406) was collected through a review of

NCUS records which were selected out from the main hospitals. The data were collected from a retrospective

secondary data from death certificates, medical records and death records using the questionnaire deals

with neonate age, gender, birth weight, and cause of death. Data are analyzed through the application of

descriptive and inferential statistical data analysis approach that includes, frequencies and percentages; Chi

squared test. Results: The study results indicate that the (77.8%) of neonate aged less than five days and die.

Regarding gender, most of them were male and their weight 1000-2000. There were a significant association

between neonate age, and gender with the causes of their morbidity at p-value <0.05.

Conclusion: A less than five days of life male neonate weighted 1000-2000 kg die by respiratory distress

syndrome affected by age and their gender. Health care providers need to be trained on neonatal resuscitation.

All nurses and doctors involved in obstetrics and neonatal care should be trained in at least immediate care

of the newborn.

Author Biography

Gossoon Juma Elywy1 , Mohammed Malih Radhi2 , Alaa M. Tuama3

1 MSc Science in Nursing, lecturer Assistant- College of Nursing/University of Thi-Qar, 2MSc Science in Nursing,

Assistant-lecturer/ Technical Institute-Kut/ Middle Technical University, 3 PhD in Nursing, Instructor

Doctor - College of Nursing/University of Thi-Qar

Published

2020-07-24

How to Cite

Gossoon Juma Elywy1 , Mohammed Malih Radhi2 , Alaa M. Tuama3. (2020). Determination the Causes of Neonatal Mortality during the Last 3 Years Ago in Al-Kut City. Medico Legal Update, 20(3), 1412-1419. https://doi.org/10.37506/mlu.v20i3.1604

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