A PERINATAL AUDIT OF STILLBIRTHS IN A TEACHING-HOSPITAL IN HONG-KONG
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AbstractIn a 5-year period, the stillbirth rate in a teaching hospital in Hong Kong was 4.4 per 1,000 total births, which accounted for 61% of the perinatal deaths. The stillbirth rate was 5.8 times higher in twin pregnancies, and 17 times higher in triplet pregnancies. One quarter of the patients were nonbooked, and 14.5% had no antenatal care. The stillbirth rates were 3.8 and 8.0 per 1,000 among the booked and nonbooked cases respectively. The major causes of stillbirths were congenital abnormalities, haemoglobin Bart disease, abruptio placentae and gestational diabetes. No specific cause could be found in 46% of cases. There were 31 intrapartum deaths, of which 5 were potentially salvageable.
All Author(s) ListLAU TK, LI CY
Journal nameAustralian and New Zealand Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Year1994
Month8
Day1
Volume Number34
Issue Number4
PublisherAUSTRALIAN NZ J OBSTET GYNAEC
Pages416 - 421
ISSN0004-8666
LanguagesEnglish-United Kingdom
Web of Science Subject CategoriesObstetrics & Gynecology; OBSTETRICS & GYNECOLOGY

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