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"During the period 1st January 2010 to 31st December 2011, 1,324,320 births and 32,178 stillbirths and 14,587 early neonatal deaths were recorded on the national Perinatal Problem Identification Programme (PPIP) database from 588 PPIP sites. This represents 73.1% of all births in institutions using the District Health Information System (DHIS) for the denominator (July 2012).
All levels of care (Community Health Centres – CHCs – 209,096 births (15.8% of PPIP database), District Hospitals - 548,976 births (41.4% of PPIP database), Regional Hospitals - 350,838 births (26.5% of PPIP database), Provincial Tertiary Hospitals – 99,257 births (7.5% of PPIP database), and National Central hospitals – 116,399 births (8.8% of PPIP database) were well represented. All 52 districts were represented. Late neonatal deaths were under reported are excluded from this interim report. No comparisons with previous years will be made due to the reclassification of some hospitals in to different levels of care. However, the mortality rates are very similar to those described in the 2008-2009 report.
PPIP is now a truly national programme with 94% of the hospitals contributing data to PPIP. The completeness and accuracy of data must now be improved upon. The comprehensive Saving Babies report will analyse the data per district."
- Saving babies 2010-2011:Eighth report on perinatal care in South Africa.