Table 1

Gobabis District Hospital in-hospital FSB and early neonatal mortality*

PeriodDeliveries with live birth or FSB (n)Live births (n)Fresh stillbirths (n)Early in-hospital neonatal deaths (n)Fresh stillbirthrate† and95% CIEarly in-hospitalneonatal mortalityrate‡
January–June 2014715710546.99
(2.27 to 16.24)
5.63
(1.54 to 14.36)
July–December 201468667610514.58
(7.01 to 26.64)
7.40
(2.41 to 17.18)
January–June 20157547459911.94
(5.47 to 22.54)
12.08
(5.53 to 22.80)
July–December 2015772769353.89
(0.80 to 11.31)
6.50
(2.11 to 15.11)
January–June 2016798795383.76
(0.78 to 10.94)
10.06
(4.35 to 19.73)
  • Fresh stillbirths’ numbers excluded mothers admitted to the maternity ward with no fetal heart rate on admission and stillbirths determined to be macerated by the physicians.

  • *QI initiative started February 2015.

  • †Per 1000 live births+FSB.

  • ‡Per 1000 live births.

  • FSB, fresh stillbirth; QI, quality improvement.