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Estimate of perinatal mortality risk.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  8119467     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Perinatal mortality is usually calculated according to the World Health Organisation as stillbirth and first week mortality at a specified week of gestation divided by all births at that same gestational week. This is not a meaningful indicator of the risk of future perinatal death for a living fetus. We have developed an approach to estimate the prospective risk of perinatal mortality. Data were derived from the Perinatal Database of the Netherlands. We calculated the prospective risk of perinatal mortality by dividing all future perinatal deaths from a certain week of gestation by all fetuses that remained undelivered. Using this statistic there is a decline in risk from 16 to 39 gestational weeks and an increase from 39 weeks onwards.
Authors:
M L Lim; P M Elferink-Stinkens; H C Wallenburg; O J van Hemel
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  European journal of obstetrics, gynecology, and reproductive biology     Volume:  51     ISSN:  0301-2115     ISO Abbreviation:  Eur. J. Obstet. Gynecol. Reprod. Biol.     Publication Date:  1993 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1994-04-05     Completed Date:  1994-04-05     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0375672     Medline TA:  Eur J Obstet Gynecol Reprod Biol     Country:  IRELAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  97-101     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Reinier de Graaf Teaching Hospital, Delft, The Netherlands.
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Databases, Factual
Gestational Age
Humans
Infant Mortality*
Infant, Newborn
Netherlands
Prospective Studies
Risk Factors
World Health Organization

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