Perinatal mortality in Ireland annual report 2012

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/577379
Title:
Perinatal mortality in Ireland annual report 2012
Authors:
Manning, E; Greene, RA; Meaney, S; Corcoran, P
Affiliation:
UCC
Publisher:
National Perinatal Epidemiology Centre, Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, UCC, 5th Floor, Cork University Maternity Hospital, Wilton, Cork, Ireland
Issue Date:
2014
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/577379
Additional Links:
https://www.ucc.ie/en/media/research/nationalperinatalepidemiologycentre/PerinatalmortalityinIreland2012NPEC.pdf
Abstract:
This is the second national clinical audit on perinatal mortality in Ireland using the NPEC data collection tool and classification system. Anonymised data were reported by the 20 Irish maternity units on a total of 485 perinatal deaths occurring in 2012 and arising from 71,755 births of at least 24 weeks gestation or at least 500g birthweight. Stillbirths, early neonatal and late neonatal deaths accounted for 304 (62.7%), 141 (29.1%) and 40 (8.2%) of the 485 deaths, respectively. The perinatal mortality rate was 6.2 per 1,000 births in 2012; corrected for congenital malformation, the rate was 4.1 per 1,000 births; the stillbirth rate was 4.2 per 1,000 births; and, the early neonatal death rate was 2.0 per 1,000 live births. International comparisons are hampered by variation in definitions, availability of screening programmes for congenital anomalies and national legislation on abortion. Nevertheless, the Irish perinatal mortality rates compare favourably with those of countries in the UK and Europe. The year 2012 is the fifth year the NPEC has reported national perinatal mortality rates and while this period is too short to establish trends, it is promising that the observed rates have decreased by approximately 10%.
Item Type:
Report
Language:
en
Keywords:
CHILDBIRTH; MORTALITY; NEONATE; STATISTICAL DATA
Sponsors:
Health Service Executive (HSE)

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorManning, Een
dc.contributor.authorGreene, RAen
dc.contributor.authorMeaney, Sen
dc.contributor.authorCorcoran, Pen
dc.date.accessioned2015-09-16T09:54:21Zen
dc.date.available2015-09-16T09:54:21Zen
dc.date.issued2014en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/577379en
dc.description.abstractThis is the second national clinical audit on perinatal mortality in Ireland using the NPEC data collection tool and classification system. Anonymised data were reported by the 20 Irish maternity units on a total of 485 perinatal deaths occurring in 2012 and arising from 71,755 births of at least 24 weeks gestation or at least 500g birthweight. Stillbirths, early neonatal and late neonatal deaths accounted for 304 (62.7%), 141 (29.1%) and 40 (8.2%) of the 485 deaths, respectively. The perinatal mortality rate was 6.2 per 1,000 births in 2012; corrected for congenital malformation, the rate was 4.1 per 1,000 births; the stillbirth rate was 4.2 per 1,000 births; and, the early neonatal death rate was 2.0 per 1,000 live births. International comparisons are hampered by variation in definitions, availability of screening programmes for congenital anomalies and national legislation on abortion. Nevertheless, the Irish perinatal mortality rates compare favourably with those of countries in the UK and Europe. The year 2012 is the fifth year the NPEC has reported national perinatal mortality rates and while this period is too short to establish trends, it is promising that the observed rates have decreased by approximately 10%.en
dc.description.sponsorshipHealth Service Executive (HSE)en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherNational Perinatal Epidemiology Centre, Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, UCC, 5th Floor, Cork University Maternity Hospital, Wilton, Cork, Irelanden
dc.relation.urlhttps://www.ucc.ie/en/media/research/nationalperinatalepidemiologycentre/PerinatalmortalityinIreland2012NPEC.pdfen
dc.subjectCHILDBIRTHen
dc.subjectMORTALITYen
dc.subjectNEONATEen
dc.subjectSTATISTICAL DATAen
dc.titlePerinatal mortality in Ireland annual report 2012en
dc.typeReporten
dc.contributor.departmentUCCen
dc.description.fundingOtheren
dc.description.provinceMunsteren
dc.description.peer-reviewotheren
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