Table 1

Comparison of selected ICD-10 diagnoses in the Vietnamese and Danish Hospital
Diagnose PH1 Vietnam (n=5763) RH Denmark (n=885) p-value
Registered /1000 live births Registered /1000 live births
Prematurity 385 0.53 384 13.24 <0.01
very premature 385* 0.53 206 7.06 <0.01
Asphyxia 120 0.17 116 3.99 <0.01
Cong Malformations
Oesophaus atresia 46 0.06 8 0.27 <0.01
Gastrochiesis 31 0.04 6 0.21 <0.01
Omphalocele 22 0.03 2 0.07 0.04
Diaphragmatic hernia 39 0.05 4 0.14 0.01
Heart Disease 222 0.31 65 2.23 <0.01

The numbers of registered diagnoses and corresponding ratios per 1000 live births in the catchment area.

PH1: Tertiary paediatric hospital in Vietnam (Paediatric Hospital No. 1) with a catchment population of 726,578 live births (2009).

RH: General tertiary hospital in Denmark (Rigshospitalet) with a catchment population of 29,161 live births (2009), annual means for the period 2001–10.

Very premature: gestational age < 32 weeks.

*Maximum estimate corresponding to all of the registered premature neonates (gestational age and birth weight is only available for a subgroup).

Kruse et al.

Kruse et al. BMC Pediatrics 2012 12:199   doi:10.1186/1471-2431-12-199

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