Table 5

Distributions of causes of stillbirths: antepartum and intrapartum (n = 1554)

Type

Cause

Non-hierarchical

Hierarchical

n

(%)

n

(%)


Antepartum

Total

965

965

(100.0)

Congenital abnormality

25

(2.6)

25

(2.6)

Maternal hemorrhage

101

(10.5)

100

(10.4)

Maternal hypertensive disorder

90

(9.3)

82

(8.5)

Maternal infections

225

(23.3)

179

(18.6)

Maternal severe anemia

28

(2.9)

16

(1.7)

Unexplained*

-

-

563

(58.3)

Intrapartum

Total

589

589

(100.0)

Congenital abnormality

5

(0.8)

5

(0.9)

Intrapartum hypoxia

322

(54.7)

319

(54.2)

Preterm labour

67

(11.4)

43

(7.3)

Maternal hypertensive disorder

53

(9.0)

27

(4.6)

Maternal infections

104

(17.7)

32

(5.4)

Unexplained*

-

-

163

(27.7)


* Residual category where no causes were assigned when a hierarchical approach was used.

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

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