Maternal Risk Factors for Perinatal Mortality

  • Nusrat Ara Yousuf Jr Consultant of Obs. & Gynae, Sulla, UHC Sunamgonj
  • Ismat Ara Yousuf HMO of department of Obs. & Gynae. MAG Osmani Medical College Hospital Sylhet
  • Noor Uddin Talukder Jr Consultant of Pediatrics. Kulaura, UHC Moulovibazar
  • Afroza Kutubi Assistant Prof. of department of Obs. & Gynae, Dhaka Medical College & Hospital, Dhaka
  • Parveen Akhter Shamsun Nahar Assistant Prof. of department of Obs. & Gynae, BSMMU
  • Samsunnahar Begum Hena Prof. and head of department of Obs. & Gynae, Sir Salimullah Medical College & Mitford Hospital, Dhaka
Keywords: Maternal risk Factors, Perinatal mortality


Objective: This prospective clinical study was designed on maternal risk factors for perinatal  mortality.

Material and Methods: This is cross sectional study conducted in the Department of Obstetrics  & Gynae and Department of pediatrics Sylhet M A G Osmani Medical College Hospital, Sylhet, during the period from 1st July 2008 30th June 2009. Here study population were all fresh & macerated stillborn & early neonatal death cases during the study period. For  convenience sampling total 100 cases were studied for this study during the study period.

Results: During this period 8398 deliveries were done & there were 715 perinatal deaths. In Sylhet region neonatal mortality rate is higher (53 /1000 total birth) than our national neonatal  mortality rate (37/1000 total birth) (BDHS, 2007). From this study it was revealed that most  important maternal risk factor for perinatal mortality was pre-eclampsia, eclampsia and obstructed labour.

Conclusion: Perinatal mortality rate serves as the most sensitive index of maternal and neonatal care.


Bangladesh J Obstet Gynaecol, 2011; Vol. 26(2) : 86-91



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Yousuf, N., Yousuf, I., Talukder, N., Kutubi, A., Nahar, P. A., & Hena, S. (2013). Maternal Risk Factors for Perinatal Mortality. Bangladesh Journal of Obstetrics & Gynaecology, 26(2), 86-91.
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