Table 6

Distributions of causes of stillbirths among singleton births only: antepartum and intrapartum (n = 1444)

Type

Cause

Non-hierarchical

Hierarchical

n

(%)

n

(%)


Antepartum

Total

912

912

(100.0)

Congenital abnormality

24

(2.6)

24

(2.6)

Maternal hemorrhage

93

(10.2)

92

(10.1)

Maternal hypertensive disorder

84

(9.2)

77

(8.4)

Maternal infections

214

(23.5)

171

(18.8)

Maternal severe anemia

28

(3.1)

16

(1.8)

Unexplained*

-

-

532

(58.3)

Intrapartum

Total

532

532

(100.0)

Congenital abnormality

5

(0.9)

5

(0.9)

Intrapartum hypoxia

278

(52.3)

275

(51.7)

Preterm labour

36

(6.8)

22

(4.1)

Maternal hypertensive disorder

50

(9.4)

29

(5.5)

Maternal infections

96

(18.1)

30

(5.6)

Unexplained*

-

-

171

(32.1)


* 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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