Dept. of Public Health and Preventive Medicine
Oregon Health & Science University
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
School of Medicine
Volchok, Sabine, "Risk factors associated with neonatal death in rural Bangladesh" (2008). Scholar Archive. 678.