Table 2

Number of births and stillbirths by year

Year

Births

Stillbirths


Total

Rate (per 1000 total births)

Completed VA interview*

Complete VA interview with mother


Total

Antepartum

Intrapartum

n

(%)

n

(%)


2003

16,985

609

35.9

544

537

323

(60.1)

214

(39.9)

2004

15,392

563

36.6

510

492

302

(61.4)

190

(38.6)

2005

15,815

576

36.4

530

525

340

(64.8)

185

(35.2)

Total

48,192

1,748

36.3

1,584

1,554

965

(62.1)

589

(37.9)


VA: Verbal Autopsy

Distributions of stillbirths by timing did not vary by year (chi-square test p-value 0.278).

*interview was completed by any adult informants such as mothers, fathers, and other relatives living in the household

Baqui et al. BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2011 11:25   doi:10.1186/1471-2393-11-25

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