oa South African Medical Journal - Perinatal mortality in the Bantu

Volume 39, Issue 30
  • ISSN : 0256-9574
  • E-ISSN: 2078-5135



In a perinatal mortality study of 238 Bantu neonates it was found that only 4% of the deaths could be attributed directly to cerebral pathological changes despite the high incidence of cephalo-pelvic disproportion, precipitate labour and other obstetrical abnormalities.

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