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A perinatal audit of stillbirths in a teaching hospital in Hong Kong.
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PMID:  7848230     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
In 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.
T K Lau; C Y Li
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Australian & New Zealand journal of obstetrics & gynaecology     Volume:  34     ISSN:  0004-8666     ISO Abbreviation:  Aust N Z J Obstet Gynaecol     Publication Date:  1994 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1995-03-03     Completed Date:  1995-03-03     Revised Date:  2009-11-11    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0001027     Medline TA:  Aust N Z J Obstet Gynaecol     Country:  AUSTRALIA    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  416-21     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Prince of Wales Hospital.
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MeSH Terms
Abruptio Placentae / epidemiology
Congenital Abnormalities / epidemiology
Diabetes, Gestational / epidemiology
Fetal Death / epidemiology*,  etiology
Hong Kong / epidemiology
Hospitals, Teaching
Infant Mortality
Infant, Newborn
Medical Audit
Pregnancy, Multiple
Retrospective Studies
alpha-Thalassemia / epidemiology

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