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10. Perinatal deaths Volume 22 Issue 1

Ed. Lee Taylor

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Ed. Lee Taylor


There were 838 perinatal deaths of at least 20 weeks gestation or at least 400 grams birth weight reported to the PDC in 2009. Confidential reports on 827 deaths were reviewed. Of the 598 stillbirths reported to the PDC, reviews were carried out on 580 (97.0%). The PDC was notified of 240 neonatal deaths. Reviews were carried out on 247 neonatal deaths, which include neonatal deaths that occurred after discharge or transfer from the hospital of birth.