Stillbirth rate and associated risk factors among 869 750 Latin American hospital births 1982-1986.

@article{Gadow1991StillbirthRA,
  title={Stillbirth rate and associated risk factors among 869 750 Latin American hospital births 1982-1986.},
  author={Enrique C. Gadow and Eduardo Enrique Castilla and Jorge S. L{\'o}pez Camelo and John T Queenan},
  journal={International journal of gynaecology and obstetrics: the official organ of the International Federation of Gynaecology and Obstetrics},
  year={1991},
  volume={35 3},
  pages={209-14}
}
Fetal death is essential to evaluate perinatal outcome. Accurate stillbirth rate however is difficult to obtain; this is especially so in developing countries. Current information was obtained through a clinical-epidemiological study, ECLAMC, during the 1982-1986 period for a total sample of 869 750 births in 102 hospitals belonging to 11 Latin American countries. The overall stillbirth rate was 2.0%, the highest being in Bolivian (4.4%) and the lowest in Chilean hospitals (0.9%). In all… CONTINUE READING

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