Maternal cigarette smoking during pregnancy, as well as smoking by the partner, also contribute to the stillbirth rate
as causes of placental abruption.
To capture temporal trends in stillbirth rates
by educational group, we assessed models containing an education-by-period interaction term, with education expressed categorically.
Stillbirth was defined as in utero fetal death at 20 or more weeks' gestation; the researchers computed stillbirth rates
, compared them across maternal characteristics by using chi-square tests and used Cox hazards regression to assess risk factors.
Regarding stillbirth rates
in singleton pregnancies at Karl Bremer and Tygerberg hospitals:
Some investigators, however, have recently reported higher-than-expected stillbirth rates
for "apparently uncomplicated" monochorionic twin gestations.
RESEARCHERS in South Wales want a confidential inquiry to find out why we have the highest stillbirth rates
The medical journal The Lancet has launched a series of reports on stillbirth rates
in the UK and its editor, Dr Richard Horton, points out that the grief of suffering a stillbirth is unlike any other form of bereavement.
In all, 1,612 pregnancies ended in stillbirths; no difference was found in the stillbirth rate
between women who had had vaginal and those who had had cesarean delivery (4.
We still have a worryingly high stillbirth rate
in this country.
The stillbirth rate
(number of stillbirths per 1 000 total births) in the HIV-positive population for the units studied was 17.
Therefore, "I think we can conclude that our stillbirth rate
was not increased above those in the placebo cohorts.
A Welsh Government spokesperson said: "The Welsh Government is working with the NHS to reduce the stillbirth rate
in Wales, and as part of this we will consider the findings of the inquiry.