Maternal ethnicity, stillbirth and neonatal death risk in Western Australia 1998–2010

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Abstract

© 2016 The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and GynaecologistsThis study investigated the scale of difference in stillbirth and neonatal death rates in Western Australia (1998–2010) by maternal ethnicity. Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander (Indigenous) mothers, African mothers and mothers from ‘Other’ ethnic backgrounds were found to have increased risk of stillbirth compared with Caucasian mothers. Babies of Indigenous mothers also had increased risk of neonatal death. The gap between the stillbirth and neonatal death rates for Indigenous mothers and non-Indigenous mothers did not close over the study period.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)532-536
Number of pages5
JournalAustralian and New Zealand Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Volume56
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 3 Oct 2016

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