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released: 12 Oct 2016 author: AIHW: Monk A, Harris K, Donnolley N, Hilder L, Humphrey M, Gordon A & Chambers GM media release

This report presents an analysis of the statistics for stillbirths and neonatal deaths in Australia for the calendar years 2011 and 2012, as well as selected trend information for 1993–2012. The aim of this report is to gain a better understanding of the characteristics and causes of stillbirths and neonatal deaths in Australia at a population level and identify changes in perinatal mortality over time. This report is one of several components of the National Maternity Data Development Project.

ISSN 2206-9852; ISBN 978-1-76054-016-6 (PDF) 978-1-76054-017-3 (Print); Cat. no. PER 86; 137pp.; $20

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Publication table of contents

  • Preliminary materials
    • Title and verso pages
    • Contents
    • Preface
    • Acknowledgments
    • Abbreviations
    • Symbols
    • Summary
  • Body section
    • 1 Introduction
      • 1.1 Background to the report
      • 1.2 Aims of this report
      • 1.3 Stakeholder consultation
      • 1.4 Structure of this report
    • 2 Definitions and methods
      • 2.1 Measuring perinatal mortality
      • 2.2 Cause of death classification
      • 2.3 Investigation of perinatal deaths
      • 2.4 Data used in this report
      • 2.5 Data availability, presentation and interpretation
    • 3 Perinatal deaths in Australia 2011 and 2012
      • 3.1 Perinatal mortality rates
      • 3.2 Perinatal mortality not due to congenital anomaly in late pregnancy
      • 3.3 Perinatal deaths by state and territory
      • 3.4 Perinatal deaths by maternal characteristics
      • 3.5 Perinatal deaths by baby characteristics
      • 3.6 Perinatal deaths among the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander population
    • 4 Cause of perinatal deaths in Australia
      • 4.1 PSANZ-PDC and PSANZ-NDC cause of perinatal deaths
    • 5 Trends in perinatal mortality
      • 5.1 Maternal age
      • 5.2 Parity
      • 5.3 Birth plurality
      • 5.4 Gestational age
      • 5.5 Maternal Indigenous status
    • 6 Conclusion
  • End matter
    • Appendix A: NPDC 'Baby death' data available for this report
    • Appendix B: Supplementary data available for this report
    • Appendix C: The national perinatal mortality data collection data quality statement
    • Appendix D: Data used in figures
    • Appendix E: Expert advisory group members
    • Glossary
    • References
    • List of tables
    • List of figures
    • Related publications

Recommended citation

AIHW: Monk A, Harris K, Donnolley N, Hilder L, Humphrey M, Gordon A & Chambers GM 2016. Perinatal deaths in Australia 1993–2012. Perinatal deaths series no. 1. Cat. no. PER 86. Canberra: AIHW.

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