Table of contents

  • Abbreviations
  • Symbols
  • Summary
  • 1 Introduction
    • 1.1 Background
    • 1.2 Definitions and classifications
    • 1.3 Measuring perinatal mortality
    • 1.4 Investigation of perinatal deaths
    • 1.5 Classification of cause of perinatal death
    • 1.6 Structure of this report
  • 2 Overview of perinatal deaths
    • 2.1 Perinatal mortality rate
    • 2.2 International comparisons
    • 2.3 State and territory perinatal mortality rates
    • 2.4 Perinatal mortality rates by Primary Health Network area
  • 3 Baby and clinical characteristics
    • 3.1 Birthweight for gestation
    • 3.2 Birthweight
    • 3.3 Gestational age
    • 3.4 Sex of the babies
    • 3.5 Indigenous status of the babies
    • 3.6 Birth plurality
    • 3.7 Timing of perinatal death
    • 3.8 Incidence of autopsy
  • 4 Maternal characteristics
    • 4.1 Maternal age
    • 4.2 Maternal BMI
    • 4.3 Maternal smoking during pregnancy
    • 4.4 Maternal antenatal care
    • 4.5 Maternal Indigenous status
    • 4.6 Maternal country of birth
    • 4.7 Maternal remoteness of residence
    • 4.8 Maternal socioeconomic status
  • 5 Causes of perinatal deaths
    • 5.1 Cause of perinatal deaths
    • 5.2 Plurality
    • 5.3 Gestation
    • 5.4 Birthweight
    • 5.5 Maternal age
    • 5.6 Timing of perinatal death
    • 5.7 Maternal Indigenous status
  • 6 Perinatal death in term singleton babies with no known congenital anomaly causing death
    • 6.1 Mortality rates of singleton births not known to have a congenital anomaly causing death
    • 6.2 Perinatal death in term singleton babies not known to have a congenital anomaly causing death
    • 6.3 Autopsy in perinatal deaths of term singleton babies not known to have a congenital anomaly
    • causing death
  • 7 Contributing factors in perinatal deaths
  • Appendix A: Methodology
  • Appendix B: National Perinatal Mortality Data Collection project governance
  • Appendix C: Data quality statement regarding National Perinatal Mortality Data Collection
  • Appendix D: Perinatal Society of Australia and New Zealand recommendations regarding investigation of a perinatal death
  • Glossary
  • References
  • List of tables
  • List of figures
  • Related publications