Gynecology & Obstetrics

Gynecology & Obstetrics
Open Access

ISSN: 2161-0932

Shimelis Fantu

Department of GYN/OBS, Collage of Medicine and Health Sciences, Hawassa University, Ethiopia

  • Research Article   
    Preterm birth, determinants factors and birth outcome at Hawassa University Comprehensive Specialized Hospital, Southern Ethiopia
    Author(s): Habib Beshir, Shimelis Fantu, Yusuf Haji and Elias Mulat*

    Prematurity is one of the major contributors of neonatal mortality worldwide. Nevertheless, most developing countries including our country Ethiopia lack sufficient data on the burden of preterm birth and its associated outcomes, and hence this study is crucial in filling such gaps. Objectives: This study was aimed to determine the magnitude of preterm birth, birth outcomes and associated factors at a governmental hospital in southern Ethiopia. Methods: Institution-based cross-sectional study was conducted from 1st of September to 30th of October, 2019 among women who gave births at Hawassa University Comprehensive Specialized Hospital, Ethiopia. Data were collected using a pretested structured questionnaire administered via face to face interview. The collected data included maternal socio-demographic an.. View More»

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