Accidental home deliveries in southern São Paulo, Brazil

Abstract

The objective of this study was to identify the frequency, risks of fetal and early neonatal mortality and the determinants of accidental home deliveries. A population-based case control study of fetal and early neonatal deaths was carried out in the southern area of São Paulo, Brazil. Data were collected through home interviews and hospital record reviews. The reasons reported by the mothers were obtained from interviews and risk factors for home delivery were obtained comparing home to hospital deliveries. Data were analyzed separately for fetal and early neonatal deaths and survivors. Odds ratios, 95% confidence intervals and Fisher's exact test were used in estimating risk factors and mortality risk.

Citation

Almeida, M.F.; Alencar, G.P.; Novaes, M.H.D.; Franca, I.; Schoeps, D.; Sigueira, A.A.; Campbell, O.M.R.; Rodrigues, L.C. Partos domiciliares acidentais na região sul do Município de São Paulo. Revista de Saúde Pública (2005) 39 (3) 366-375. [DOI: 10.1590/S0034-89102005000300006]

Accidental home deliveries in southern São Paulo, Brazil

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