Journal of Women's Health Care

Journal of Women's Health Care
Open Access

ISSN: 2167-0420


Getnet Melaku

Department of Midwifery, College of Medicine and Health Sciences, Dilla University, Dilla, Ethiopia

  • Research Article   
    The Association of Primiparous and Breathing Difficulties of the New Born in Southern Ethiopia: A Case Control Study
    Author(s): Getnet Melaku* and Getachew Mergia

    Background: Worldwide, primiparous is the common cause of breathing difficulty of newborns which leads numerous complications of neonatal health. In Ethiopia, the association of primiparous and breathing difficulty is not well studied. Therefore, proving that primiparous is the cause of breathing difficulty and provision of great attention for first pregnancy in Ethiopia has great role to reduce neonatal mortality. Methods: Institution based unmatched case control study was employed. All newborns delivered at the selected Gedeo Zone Public Hospitals, southern Ethiopia during the study period were included in the study. A total of 354 (119 cases and 235 controls) neonates with their index mother were included in the study. Newborns with unable to cry immediately after delivery were diagnosed as cases. Any delivery with congenital anomaly were.. Read More»
    DOI: 10.35248/2167-0420.20.9.508

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