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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/166156
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Development of a Risk Assessment Index for Prevention of Infant Mortality
Author(s):
Andrews, Alta
Author Details:
Alta Andrews, PhD, Associate Professor, East Carolina University School of Nursing, Greenville, North Carolina, USA, email: andrewsa@ecu.edu
Abstract:
Infant mortality is not a new problem. Though it has been a significant problem for many years, our statistics are not improving in this area as they are in many others, such as infectious diseases. Through the use of a case control study, matched infant birth and death certificates, record audits, and maternal interviews, a risk assessment index was formulated. Both relative and attributable risk were calculated. Variables with the greatest relative risk were: having a previous infant death; limited contact with health and social service systems; and absence of the father during pregnancy. The attributable risk factors were of great interest to public health providers, since targeting these factors will have the greatest impact on population rates. These included the previous factors, as well as having had a sexually transmitted disease. The process, as well as the findings, have provided new insight for follow-up of pregnant women. Other geographical areas would benefit from the experience and data of this endeavor.
Repository Posting Date:
27-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
27-Oct-2011
Conference Date:
Feb 29 - Mar 2, 1996
Conference Host:
Southern Nursing Research Society
Note:
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DC FieldValue Language
dc.type.categoryAbstracten_US
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleDevelopment of a Risk Assessment Index for Prevention of Infant Mortalityen_GB
dc.contributor.authorAndrews, Altaen_US
dc.author.detailsAlta Andrews, PhD, Associate Professor, East Carolina University School of Nursing, Greenville, North Carolina, USA, email: andrewsa@ecu.eduen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/166156-
dc.description.abstractInfant mortality is not a new problem. Though it has been a significant problem for many years, our statistics are not improving in this area as they are in many others, such as infectious diseases. Through the use of a case control study, matched infant birth and death certificates, record audits, and maternal interviews, a risk assessment index was formulated. Both relative and attributable risk were calculated. Variables with the greatest relative risk were: having a previous infant death; limited contact with health and social service systems; and absence of the father during pregnancy. The attributable risk factors were of great interest to public health providers, since targeting these factors will have the greatest impact on population rates. These included the previous factors, as well as having had a sexually transmitted disease. The process, as well as the findings, have provided new insight for follow-up of pregnant women. Other geographical areas would benefit from the experience and data of this endeavor.en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-27T14:41:21Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-27en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-27T14:41:21Z-
dc.conference.dateFeb 29 - Mar 2, 1996en_US
dc.conference.hostSouthern Nursing Research Societyen_US
dc.description.noteThis is an abstract-only submission. If the author has submitted a full-text item based on this abstract, you may find it by browsing the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository by author. If author contact information is available in this abstract, please feel free to contact him or her with your queries regarding this submission. Alternatively, please contact the conference host, journal, or publisher (according to the circumstance) for further details regarding this item. If a citation is listed in this record, the item has been published and is available via open-access avenues or a journal/database subscription. Contact your library for assistance in obtaining the as-published article.-
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