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Prospective risk of stillbirth.
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PMID:  1553174     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Some fraction of any cohort of fetuses alive at a given gestational age will ultimately die before birth. The residual prospective risk of stillbirth as a function of gestational age was calculated from records of the New York City Department of Health covering 370,051 reported births between 1987-1989, including 2454 stillbirths. In the general population, the prospective risk of stillbirth at 26 weeks was one in 150 and, because the time distributions of live births and stillbirths were not proportionate, the risk changed with gestational age. By 40 weeks' gestation, it was one in 475, rising progressively thereafter to one in 375 at 43 weeks. The prospective risk of stillbirth was elevated in certain ethnic groups and increased significantly with advanced maternal age, multiple gestation, and lack of prenatal care. The prospective risk of stillbirth is an important consideration in decisions regarding timing of delivery.
G B Feldman
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Obstetrics and gynecology     Volume:  79     ISSN:  0029-7844     ISO Abbreviation:  Obstet Gynecol     Publication Date:  1992 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1992-04-24     Completed Date:  1992-04-24     Revised Date:  2009-10-26    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0401101     Medline TA:  Obstet Gynecol     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  547-53     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Lenox Hill Hospital, New York, New York.
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MeSH Terms
Fetal Death / epidemiology*
Gestational Age
Maternal Age
New York City / epidemiology
Pregnancy, Multiple
Prenatal Care
Risk Factors
Comment In:
Obstet Gynecol. 1992 Sep;80(3 Pt 1):473-4   [PMID:  1495709 ]

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