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Stillbirths: The way forward in high-income countries

Flenady, Vicki; Middleton, Philippa; Smith, Gordon; Duke, Wes; Erwich, Jan Jaap; Khong, T. Y.; Neilson, Jim; Ezzati, Majid; Koopmans, Laura; Ellwood, David; Fretts, Ruth

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Stillbirth rates in high-income countries declined dramatically from about 1940, but this decline has slowed or stalled over recent times. The present variation in stillbirth rates across and within high-income countries indicates that further reduction in stillbirth is possible. Large disparities (linked to disadvantage such as poverty) in stillbirth rates need to be addressed by providing more educational opportunities and improving living conditions for women. Placental pathologies and...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2011
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/69161
Source: Lancet, The (UK edition)
DOI: 10.1016/S0140-6736(11)60064-0

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