Epidemiology of pathological jaundice and its association with demographic factors in infants born in the 22 Bahman Hospital in Gonabad, 2011

Saber, Ashraf and Ferdowsi, Shirin and Askari, Fariba and Farsi, Leila (2013) Epidemiology of pathological jaundice and its association with demographic factors in infants born in the 22 Bahman Hospital in Gonabad, 2011. Razi Journal of Medical Sciences, 20.

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Abstract

Background: Neonatal jaundice is a common problem which is of particular importance because of the serious complications such as kernicterus. Identification of predisposing factors can cause rapid diagnosis and treatment of jaundice. This study was conducted to determine the prevalence of jaundice in the perinatal period. Methods: In this cross-sectional study of 170 infants born in 2011 in 22 Bahman Hospital Gonabad, non- probability sampling was used. Demographic details such as age and gender were collected. Results were analyzed by SPSS 19 software. Results: The incidence of neonatal jaundice was 53.5 ( 91/170). There were 48 male (52.7) and 43 (47.3) female infants. Most babies had mild jaundice (47.8) and 15.2 with severe jaundice. Most infants with jaundice were born in a vaginal delivery. Age of mothers of newborns with jaundice, in most cases(65.9) were more than 25 years and most of them had blood group O (34.1), positive RH (89) and second pregnancy (61.5). No significant statistical association was found between the demographic characteristics of mothers and jaundice (p

Item Type: Article
Subjects: R Medicine > RG Gynecology and obstetrics
R Medicine > RT Nursing
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Date Deposited: 17 May 2017 07:00
Last Modified: 17 May 2017 07:00
URI: http://eprints.gmu.ac.ir/id/eprint/202

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