Olugbuyi, O. ; Samms-Vaughan, M. ; Trotman, Helen L.
Author Affiliation, Ana.
Mortality of very-low-birth-weight infants in Jamaica
Date of Publication
A 10-year retrospective descriptive study was conducted looking at the outcome of all neonates weighing less than 1500 g admitted to the University Hospital of the West Indies. Analysis of predictors of mortality using regression models revealed birth weight to be the only independent predictor of mortality. Further improvement in survival of these infants will be dependent on the availability of ventilatory and nutritional support.....