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The Maternal and Newborn Health Registry Study of the Global Network for Women's and Children's Health Research.

TitleThe Maternal and Newborn Health Registry Study of the Global Network for Women's and Children's Health Research.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2012
AuthorsGoudar, S, Carlo, W, McClure, E, Pasha, O, Patel, A, Esamai, F, Chomba, E, Garces, A, Althabe, F, Kodkany, B, Sami, N, Derman, R, Hibberd, PL, Liechty, EA, Krebs, NF, K Hambidge, M, Buekens, P, Moore, J, Wallace, D, Jobe, AH, Koso-Thomas, M, Wright, LL, Goldenberg, RL
JournalInt J Gynaecol Obstet
Volume118
Issue3
Pagination190-3
Date Published2012 Sep
ISSN1879-3479
KeywordsArgentina, Female, Fetal Mortality, Guatemala, Humans, India, Infant Mortality, Infant, Newborn, Kenya, Maternal Mortality, Pakistan, Postnatal Care, Pregnancy, Pregnancy Outcome, Prenatal Care, Registries, Zambia
Abstract

OBJECTIVE: To implement a vital statistics registry system to register pregnant women and document birth outcomes in the Global Network for Women's and Children's Health Research sites in Asia, Africa, and Latin America.

METHODS: The Global Network sites began a prospective population-based pregnancy registry to identify all pregnant women and record pregnancy outcomes up to 42 days post-delivery in more than 100 defined low-resource geographic areas (clusters). Pregnant women were registered during pregnancy, with 42-day maternal and neonatal follow-up recorded-including care received during the pregnancy and postpartum periods. Recorded outcomes included stillbirth, neonatal mortality, and maternal mortality rates.

RESULTS: In 2010, 72848 pregnant women were enrolled and 6-week follow-up was obtained for 97.8%. Across sites, 40.7%, 24.8%, and 34.5% of births occurred in a hospital, health center, and home setting, respectively. The mean neonatal mortality rate was 23 per 1000 live births, ranging from 8.2 to 48.5 per 1000 live births. The mean stillbirth rate ranged from 13.7 to 54.4 per 1000 births.

CONCLUSION: The registry is an ongoing study to assess the impact of interventions and trends regarding pregnancy outcomes and measures of care to inform public health. ClinicalTrial.gov

TRIAL REGISTRATION: NCT01073475.

DOI10.1016/j.ijgo.2012.04.022
Alternate JournalInt J Gynaecol Obstet
Citation Key621
PubMed ID22738806
PubMed Central IDPMC3417109
Grant ListUG1 HD076461 / HD / NICHD NIH HHS / United States
U01 HD058322 / HD / NICHD NIH HHS / United States
U01 HD040574 / HD / NICHD NIH HHS / United States
UG1 HD078439 / HD / NICHD NIH HHS / United States
U01 HD043464 / HD / NICHD NIH HHS / United States
U01 HD043475 / HD / NICHD NIH HHS / United States
U10 HD076461 / HD / NICHD NIH HHS / United States
U01 HD040607 / HD / NICHD NIH HHS / United States
U01 HD040657 / HD / NICHD NIH HHS / United States
U01 HD042372 / HD / NICHD NIH HHS / United States
U01 HD040636 / HD / NICHD NIH HHS / United States
U01 HD040477 / HD / NICHD NIH HHS / United States
U10 HD076474 / HD / NICHD NIH HHS / United States
U10 HD078439 / HD / NICHD NIH HHS / United States