Background: Preeclampsia is one of the main causes of maternal and neonatal morbidity and mortality in developing countries. The infant mortality rate in Indonesia has decreased but is still quite high. The purpose of this study was to analyze the factors that contribute to the death of infants from mothers with preeclampsia. Method: This research is a design retrospective cross-sectional study conducted in women with a history of preeclampsia are recorded in the data Dr. Soetomo hospital over a period of one year. Total respondents were 32 4. Demographic data on preeclamptic mothers (gestational age, age, parity and mode of delivery) and infant mortality data were collected which were then analyzed descriptively and chi-square test. Results: The results showed a significant relationship between maternal age with preeclampsia (p = 0.005), age of maternal pregnancy with preeclampsia (p = 0.000) and mode of delivery of mothers with preeclampsia (p = 0.000) with the incidence of death in infants, and none a significant relationship between maternal parity status with preeclampsia (p = 0.043) with the incidence of death in infants. Conclusion: factors that contribute to infant mortality from mothers with preeclampsia are age, gestational age, and mode of delivery.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1992-1996
Number of pages5
JournalIndian Journal of Public Health Research and Development
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2019


  • Contributing factors
  • Neonatal death
  • Preeclampsia


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