Date

May 2008

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

M.P.H.

Department

Dept. of Public Health and Preventive Medicine

Institution

Oregon Health & Science University

Abstract

Background: Worldwide, neonatal deaths (=deaths under 1 month of age) account for 38% of all deaths among children under 5 years of age. The Neonatal Mortality Rate (NMR) in Bangladesh is 41 per 1000 live births compared to only 4 per 1000 live births in most industrialized countries. Many of these deaths are preventable through improved home care practices and care-seeking behavior as well as through improved facility-based care. A thorough understanding of care practices that are predictive of neonatal death, especially in rural communities in Bangladesh, will provide the basis for developing effective strategies to focus outreach efforts. Objective: To determine the factors associated with neonatal mortality among mothers of <2 year old children in a rural, underserved community of Bangladesh. Methods: This study was a retrospective analysis of secondary, self-reported data from a 2006 Knowledge, Attitudes and Practices survey (KAP survey) conducted by researchers affiliated with th

Identifier

doi:10.6083/M4CV4FQ5

School

School of Medicine

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