Objective Our purpose was to determine the perinatal mortality rate of our hospital in 2008.
Material and Methods We evaluated newborns who were born alive or dead with a birth weight of more than 500 grams and a gestational age over 22 weeks between January 2008 and December 2008 in our hospital.
Results In 2008, 3019 babies were born alive or dead with a birth weight of more than 500 grams and a gestational age over 22 weeks. Of these, 49 babies died in the perinatal period. Perinatal mortality rate was 36.7%, stillbirth rate was 20.5%, early neonatal mortality rate was 16.5%. The causes of deaths according to a modified Wigglesworth classification were stillbirths, congenital malformations and prematurity and its complications, respectively.
Conclusion In our hospital, perinatal mortality rate has been declining in recent years. As a result, the some of neonatal deaths were due to complications of premature labor. Prevention of premature labor, sufficient antenatal maternal care and establishment of good delivery conditions to decrease neonatal infections and medical care after delivery could help to decrease neonatal mortality rates.