Volume : VI, Issue : IX, September - 2017

A RETROSPECTIVE STUDY OF NEONATAL FACTORS RELATING TO THE NEONATAL HYPERRBILIRUBINEMIA

A. Hemalatha, C. Radhiga, Ms. Subbulakshmi

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  A  retrospective study was conducted to find the incidence of  neonatal hyperbilirubinemia in  neonatal care unit and to find out the associated neonatal  factors relating to the   neonatal hyperrbilirubinemia in a seleccted tertiary care hospital, Kelambakkam, Kanchipuram district, Tamil nadu, India. The sampling technique was non–probability– Convenient sampling technique. The data collected over a period of  January 2016 to October 2016. Totally 703 neonates were found, among them 278 neonates were diagnosed as hyperbilirubinimia. The study findings shows that  most of the neonates were females (54.90 %), majority of the neonates were term babies (92.60 %) , majority of the neonate’s birth weight was normal (89.18 %), most of the neonates were multi para (51.77 %), majority of the  neonates  were delivered by single birth (99.14 %), most of the neonate’s  blood group and Rh type  was  ‘B’ positive. Majority of the neonates were not having any underlying  neonatal illness (90.7%). The number of hyperbilirubinimia identified was 278out of 703 live births, hence the rate of incidence was 39.5%.  The study findings also shows that there was a significant association betweenthe two selected neonatal factors  such as neonatal birth weight and neonate’s blood group with neonatal hyperbilirubinemia. 

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A.Hemalatha, C.Radhiga, Ms.Subbulakshmi, A RETROSPECTIVE STUDY OF NEONATAL FACTORS RELATING TO THE NEONATAL HYPERRBILIRUBINEMIA, INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH : Volume-6 | Issue-9 | September-2017


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