The Reduction of Distortions in Perinatal Statistics with a Record Linkage Scheme

@inproceedings{Teperi1991TheRO,
  title={The Reduction of Distortions in Perinatal Statistics with a Record Linkage Scheme},
  author={Juha Teperi and Elina Hemminki and Jouni Meril{\"a}inen and E T Savonen},
  year={1991}
}
The data of the Finnish Medical Birth Registry (MBR) were linked with birth and death certificates in order to investigate discrepancies between the new perinatal database and population and cause-of-death registration. Fifteen percent of the stillbirths were missing from MBR, and there was slight over-representation of stillborns of low weight and short duration of pregnancy among the unrecorded data. Five percent of early neonatal deaths were missed and 14 percent misclassified as surviving… CONTINUE READING

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