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Table 2 Mortality Rates Before and After Training in the Essential Newborn Care Neonatal Resuscitation Programs

From: Reduced perinatal mortality following enhanced training of birth attendants in the Democratic Republic of Congo: a time-dependent effect

  Pre-ENC
n (Rate/1000)
Post-ENC
n (Rate/1000)
RR (95% CI)
Post- vs. Pre-ENC
Post-NRP Intervention
n (Rate/1000)
Post-NRP Control
n (Rate/1000)
RR (95% CI)
Intervention vs. Control
7-day neonatal mortalitya 50 (27) 153 (28) 1.03 (0.76,1.41) 44(16) 56(17) 0.90 (0.47,1.72)
Stillbirthb 44 (24) 121 (22) 0.93 (0.68,1.26) 65 (23) 85 (26) 0.88 (0.48,1.61)
Perinatal mortality 94 (50) 274 (50) 0.99 (0.77,1.27) 109 (38) 141 (43) 0.89 (0.63,1.25)
  1. aRate per 1000 live births; bRate per 1000 total births. Abbreviations: ENC = Essential Newborn Care; NRP = Neonatal Resuscitation Program