Pregnancy and perinatal health in Inner Mongolia, China, 1996-1999
Liu, Z., Lobdell, DT., Myers, SL., He, L., Yang, M., Kwok, R., Mumford, JL., & Mendola, P. (2007). Pregnancy and perinatal health in Inner Mongolia, China, 1996-1999. International Journal of Gynecology & Obstetrics, 99(2), 127-131.
OBJECTIVE: To obtain descriptive measures of maternal and perinatal health in the Ba Men Region of Inner Mongolia, China. METHODS: Data collected from the Examination Chart for Pregnant Women for approximately 22,000 pregnancies in a three-county area of Inner Mongolia, China from December 1, 1996 through December 31, 1999 were analyzed for maternal, perinatal, and neonatal outcomes. RESULTS: Compared to selected developing countries, a higher percentage of women (99%) in this region received at least one prenatal care visit. This region was also characterized by a low percentage of low birthweight (<2.5 kg) infants (1%) and neonatal mortality rate (5 deaths per 1000 live births). CONCLUSIONS: Maternal and neonatal health outcomes in this region of Inner Mongolia were better than those in selected developing countries