The Correlation Between Low Birth Weight And Early Neonatal Mortality

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Dhiah Dwi Kusumawati
Frisca Dewi Yunadi

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Infant mortality rate is an indicator to measure the level of health development level of a country and the quality of life from its society. Infant mortality rate in Indonesia is still high. Fifty percent of the neonatal mortality occurred among low birth weight infants (LBWI) and mortality within 7 days of life accounted for 50% of total infant mortalities. The incidence of the LBWI in Cilacap Hospital is still increasing every year. In 2013 the 360 ​​cases increased to 406 cases. This study was aimed to determine the closed correlation between low birth weight to early neonatal mortality in RSUD Cilacap in 2018.This is a case study with 51 cases and 51 controls. Samples were selected by purposive sampling. The data used secondary data by looking at medical records. Study results indicate the close correlation between birth weight to early neonatal mortality in RSUD Cilacap in 2018 ( p = 0.000<a = 0.05; OR = 0.026; CI 95%= 0.006-0.121)

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