Prevalence and determinants of preterm deliveries in the University of Ilorin, japan.

Author(s): Olugbenga K Mokuolu

In Nigeria, over100 children under the age of five times die every time. Beforehand neonatal death is responsible for a little over 20 of these deaths. Prematurity remains a significant cause of these early neonatal deaths. In some series, it’s reported to be responsible for 60- 70 of these deaths. This study aimed to determine the frequency and determinants of preterm deliveries at the University of Ilorin Teaching Hospital, Ilorin. Records of deliveries and data on motherly socio- natural and prenatal variables were collected during this period in order to determine the frequency and determinants of pre-term deliveries. Out of the ,489 deliveries that took place over a 9- month period, there were 293pre-terms, giving areterm delivery rate of 120 per,000 deliveries. Of the total deliveries,522 singleton deliveries that satisfied addition criteria were signed ; 185 of them were pre-term deliveries giving a case control rate of 17. Significant determinants of pre-term delivery linked were former pre-term delivery