Data was collected as inborn or outborn
, admission, sex, gestational age, weight for gestation, referral centre, age at presentation, indications for admission, duration of hospitalisation, complications encountered, procedures done during hospitalisation and outcome.
neonates tend to be less mature and more ill than their inborn counterparts.
Hence, the objectives of this study were, (i) to describe morbidity pattern among admitted neonates; (ii) to find out the association between various biological factors and neonatal morbidity; and (iii) to study various factors related to referral among outborn
neonates that may determine the survival.
The full model was developed after controlling for birth weight, teenage mother, sex, Apgar score at 5 minutes, chorioamnionitis, outborn
status, completed antenatal steroids, small for gestational age, Caesarean birth and severity of illness group based on Score of Neonatal Acute Physiology-II (SNAP-II).
Out of these, 82 were inborn patients & 42 were outborn
About 6,000 deliveries are conducted per year at the hospital which admits both inborn and outborn
babies who account for approximately 70-75% and 25-30% of admissions respectively.
1] Among the newborns presented with features of sepsis, 53% were outborn
very-low-birth-weight neonates (<1 500 g) in the neonatal nursery at Groote Schuur Hospital, Cape Town, SA
The study population included both inborn and outborn
These NICU graduates were either inborn (born at Obstetrics Department, SSG Hospital, Vadodara) or outborn
and referred to the extramural NICU for further management.
Inborn and outborn
preterm babies whose gestational age of < 37 wks.