Asphyxia neonatorum-incidence in Cape Town

  • CD Molteno
  • AF Malan
  • H De V Heese

Abstract

The over-all incidence of asphyxia neonatorum as well as that for the various complications of pregnancy and modes of delivery are reported for the non-Whites in Cape Town. The increased incidence in this population group can be partly accounted for by the frequency of certain complications of pregnancy and abnormal modes of delivery. Of additional significance is the association between both increasing maternal age and asphyxia neonatorum. The high incidence of infants with low birthweight also contributes considerably towards the prevalence of the condition.

S. Afr. Med. J., 48, 2183 (1974).

Author Biographies

CD Molteno
Department of Paediatrics and Child Health, University of Cape Town
AF Malan
Department of Paediatrics and Child Health, University of Cape Town
H De V Heese
Department of Paediatrics and Child Health, University of Cape Town
Published
2018-04-19
Section
Articles

Journal Identifiers


eISSN: 0256-95749
print ISSN: 2078-5135