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Turkish Demographic and Health Survey Results of Antenatal Care, Perinatal Fetal and Neonatal Evaluation With Respect to Prognosis
Authors: Derya Sivri Aydin, Murat Yayla
Source: Perinatal Journal , Vol: 18, Issue: 3/December 2010
Topic(s): Antenatal care
Cesarean section
Country: Asia
Published: DEC 2010
Abstract: Abstract Objective: Turkey Demographic Health Surveys data, which was completed in 2008 was analyzed. Examination of the fetus and newborn outcome of pregnancies, use of antenatal care services and to evaluate the effect on the results of antenatal care services. Methods: Turkey Demographic Health Surveys data, which was completed in 2008 by the Ministry of Health, Hacettepe University Institute of Population Studies and Macro International was analyzed. Results: The results of the survey data and questioning the general population has been reached adjusting the following comments: 1) Only 78.4%of pregnancies ends with a live birth in Turkey 2) Pregnancies can not end live births consist of spontaneous abortions rate is 49%, induced abortions rate is 46%and stillbirths rate is 5%. 3) Receiving prenatal care in health care workers and health facility to perform the birth rate reached over 90% 4) Remarkable increase in cesarean section rates. 5) Although antenatal care services increased neonatal mortality reduction should be to question the quality of service became clear that this is not satisfactory. Conclusion: Our country is trying to reach with the relevant health data, two points come to our attention. The first is the absence of a registry system in our country healthy for the fetus and newborn, and the second each year about 300 thousand babies died before birth or the neonatal period with the main responsibility for the quality of antenatal care services across the country, is that still inadequate. Solution to these problems, emphasis will be given again, recording systems and improving the quality of antenatal care services passes. Keywords: Turkey, antenatal care, caesarean section rate.