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Mortality rates higher in women who have had a perinatal death. Practitioner 2016 – 260 (1791):8-10

Mortality rates higher in women who have had a perinatal death

21 Mar 2016Pais-up subscribers

Women who experience a stillbirth or neonatal death have a higher mortality rate than those who do not, a large cohort study has found. Over a 29-year period 838,331 women who gave birth in Denmark were identified. Of these, 7,690 experienced either stillbirth or neonatal death (0.92%), 3,684 (52%) of which occurred at their first delivery. The mean follow-up period was 15 years (SD 8 years), and during this time 8,883 mothers died (1.06%).

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