n Obstetrics and Gynaecology Forum - Alcohol use during pregnancy and abruptio placentae : editorial

Volume 15, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 1027-9148



Extracted from text ... EDITORIAL Obstetrics & Gynaecology Forum - 1 Alcohol use during pregnancy and abruptio placentae The high perinatal mortality rate amongst coloured mothers in the Western Cape is of great concern. According to the most recent Perinatal Problem Identification Programme (PPIP), based on 47, 383 deliveries, the stillbirth rate for infants of =500 g was 34 per 1000 births.1 The neonatal mortality rate was 10 per 1000 births. This reflects an excessive number of stillbirths. In contrast, the fetal death rate of different European countries varies between 3.6 and 7.4/1000 total births.2 For infants with birth weights of = ..

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