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Morbidities and survival outcome of admitted low birth weight neonates in non-teaching district hospital SNCU

Salma Shaziya, Bandi Ramya, Shruthi N.S..

Background: 0.8% of India’s health care spending is for universalization of SNCU. The working status of a non-medical college SNCU is still far from satisfaction in relation to manpower, availability, maintenance and utilization of equipment’s. There are very few studies on outcome of morbities in non-teaching hospital SNCU and no studies analysing on morbities of LBW neonates in such SNCU with multiple deficiencies. LBW comprises 30% of SNCU admissions, half of perinatal and 1/3rd of neonatal deaths.
Methods: A retrospective study analyzing morbities and survival outcome of admitted LBW neonates in SNCU of district hospital Madikeri, Kodagu District, Karnataka, India from October 2014 to October 2015. 224 LBW neonates were grouped as per birth weight (

Key words: IUGR, LBW, Morbidities, Preterm, SNCU

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