Table of contents

  • Preliminary material
    • Title and verso pages
    • Contents
    • Acknowledgments
    • Abbreviations
    • Symbols
    • Summary
  • Body section
    • 1 Introduction
      • 1.1 Rationale for the report
      • 1.2 What is a stillbirth?
      • 1.3 Classifications for cause of death among stillbirths
      • 1.4 Information about stillbirths
      • 1.5 Structure of this report
    • 2 Sources of information for this report
      • 2.1 National Perinatal Data Collection and Perinatal National Minimum Data Set
      • 2.2 State and territory perinatal data collections
      • 2.3 State and territory perinatal death review committees
    • 3 Trends in stillbirth
      • 3.1 Stillbirths in relation to perinatal mortality
      • 3.2 Number of stillbirths
      • 3.3 Multiple births
      • 3.4 Births at different gestations
      • 3.5 Size of the baby at birth
      • 3.6 Maternal age
      • 3.7 Parity
      • 3.8 Maternal Indigenous status
      • 3.9 Remoteness of mother's area of usual residence
    • 4 Cause of stillbirth
    • 5 Recent data
      • 5.1 Risk of stillbirth by state and territory
      • 5.2 Risk of stillbirth by maternal sociodemographic characteristics
      • 5.3 Risk of stillbirth by baby characteristics
    • 6 International comparison
    • 7 Conclusion and the way forward
      • 7.1 Further reduction of stillbirth is possible
      • 7.2 Improving national maternity data
      • 7.3 Stillbirth diversity
      • 7.4 Impact of termination of pregnancy on stillbirth rates
      • 7.5 In conclusion
  • End matter
    • Appendixes
      • Appendix A: Fetal Deaths Report Expert Reference Group
      • Appendix B: Statistical methods used in the report
      • Appendix C: Data quality statement National Perinatal Data Collection
      • Appendix D: Data used in figures
      • Appendix E: Enhancing maternity data for births in New South Wales with details of perinatal deaths
    • Glossary
    • References
    • List of tables
    • List of figures
    • List of boxes
    • Related publications