Neanatal comploications are the commonest problems facing babies in Tanzania. An attempt has been made to
investigate determinants of neonatal outcomes among postnatal women.
Using a case-contrrol study design, 165 women were selected from 3 health facilities, where they had had antenatal
care (ANC), labour, delivery and post natal care.
Chi- square test revealed that gestational age (p-value, 0.01), HIV status (p-value, 0.000) and malaria (p-value, 0.001<0.05)
were significantly associated with adverse neonatal outcomes.
The study concluded that implementation of community-based intervention is needed to ensure survival of newborns.
Cite as: Gwelo AS, Mbishi JV. Determinants of adverse neonatal outcomes among postnatal women in Dar es Salaam –Tanzania. Afri HealthSci.2019;19(2): 1924-1929. https://dx.doi.org/10.4314/ahs.v19i2.15