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Table 2 Incidence of Birth Asphyxia (n = 54,492)

From: A multicenter study of incidence, risk factors and outcomes of babies with birth asphyxia in Nepal

  Incidence of Birth Asphyxia
N (per 1000 livebirths)
Total term livebirths
N (%)
Overall 341 (6) 54,492 (100)
By maternal age
 15–19 years 52 (7) 7288 (13.4)
 20–34 years 278 (6) 45,843 (84.1)
 35 years and above 11 (8) 1361 (2.5)
By ethnicity
 Dalit 58 (6) 9329 (17.2)
 Janajati 91 (6) 15,774 (29.1)
 Madhesi 20 (5) 3913 (7.2)
 Muslim 11 (8) 1367 (2.5)
 Chhetri/Brahmin 148 (7) 21,592 (39.9)
 Others 13 (6) 2176 (4.0)