The night: a dangerous time to be born?

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serval:BIB_E0CE729FD8FE
Type
Article: article from journal or magazin.
Collection
Publications
Institution
Title
The night: a dangerous time to be born?
Journal
British Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Author(s)
Domenighetti G., Paccaud F.
ISSN
0306-5456 (Print)
ISSN-L
0306-5456
Publication state
Published
Issued date
1986
Peer-reviewed
Oui
Volume
93
Number
12
Pages
1262-1267
Language
english
Abstract
An analysis of perinatal mortality by hour of birth among 10,059 births in Canton Ticino (Switzerland) during the years 1979-1982 showed that fewer births occurred at night than during the day. The variations in number of births by hour of birth were attributed to obstetric practices. The perinatal mortality rate for night-time births was more than twice as high as that for the daytime births (+127%, P less than 0.001) and the rates for night-time births exceeded those for daytime births for 13 of the 19 causes of death examined. A higher proportion of the low and very-low-birthweight babies (less than 2500 g and less than 1500 g) were born at night between 19.00 and 06.59 hours.
Keywords
Birth Weight, Female, Fetal Death/etiology, Humans, Infant Mortality, Infant, Newborn, Pregnancy, Risk, Switzerland, Time Factors
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Web of science
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