Print Email Facebook Twitter Toename van het aantal vroeggeboorten in Nederland: Vergelijking van 1983 en 1993 [ Increase of preterm birth in the Netherlands in 1993 compared with 1983 ] Title Toename van het aantal vroeggeboorten in Nederland: Vergelijking van 1983 en 1993 [ Increase of preterm birth in the Netherlands in 1993 compared with 1983 ] Author den Ouden, A.L. TNO Preventie en Gezondheid Publication year 1998 Abstract Objective. Survey of changes in the number of preterm and very low birth weight infants in the Netherlands in ten years. Design. Descriptive. Setting. TNO Preventie en Gezondheid, sector Jeugd, Leiden, the Netherlands. Method. All infants with a gestational age less than 32 weeks and (or) a birth weight less than 1500 g from the National Neonatal Register born in 1993 were selected, supplemented with data from a questionnaire for hospitals not taking part in the register. The data were compared with those on similar infants from the 'Project on preterm and small for gestational age' infants born in 1983. Results. The total number of preterm and very low birth weight infants increased from 1423 in 1983 to approximately 1882 in 1993. There was also an increase in terms of proportion, from 8.4 per thousand to 9.6 per thousand. The proportion of preterm infants never treated in a neonatal intensive care unit decreased from 40% in 1983 to 14% in 1993, probably due to increased centralization of neonatal intensive care facilities. In the same time mortality decreased for all gestational age categories. Conclusion. Both the total number and the survival of preterm and very low birth weight infants increased considerably over a decade. This caused a considerable increase in intensive care days and is therefore an important reason for the increased requirement of neonatal intensive care cots. Subject HealthFemaleHumansIncidenceInfant MortalityInfant, NewbornInfant, PrematureIntensive Care Units, NeonatalNetherlandsPregnancy To reference this document use: http://resolver.tudelft.nl/uuid:b42ddebf-1999-48c3-8b92-ad3f9614fa49 TNO identifier 234338 ISSN 0028-2162 Source Nederlands Tijdschrift voor Geneeskunde, 142 (3), 127-131 Document type article Files To receive the publication files, please send an e-mail request to TNO Library.