[The quality of the registry of perinatal deaths. Asturias, 1986-90].

Abstract

The quality of official perinatal mortality statistics in a geographical and administratively well defined region (Asturias, Spain) is studied in a five years period (1986-90). The official figures were compared with those collected, retrospectively, from multiple hospital sources. Under-registration of perinatal death was 35% (45.5% of fetal death and 22.5% of early neonatal death, these occurred in the first 24 hours). Validity of mentioned statistics is discussed.

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@article{Tenreiro1994TheQO, title={[The quality of the registry of perinatal deaths. Asturias, 1986-90].}, author={Carmen Mosquera Tenreiro and Miguel A Gonz{\'a}lez-Rico}, journal={Gaceta sanitaria}, year={1994}, volume={8 42}, pages={112-6} }