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Commentary
  • The rate of perinatal deaths reflects the risk in the population of a baby being stillborn or not surviving the first 28 days of life. Most perinatal deaths are the result of serious congenital anomalies or extreme prematurity. Every perinatal death in the ACT is reviewed to determine the cause.
  • The ACT perinatal death rate fluctuates from year to year due to the small numbers of perinatal deaths each year. Between 2007 and 2013, the ACT perinatal death rate ranged from 7.4 to 12.3 deaths per 1,000 births. These rates were similar to the perinatal death rate for Australia during this time period.
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The data is presented by the ACT Government for the purpose of disseminating information for the benefit of the public. The ACT Government has taken great care to ensure the information in this report is as correct and accurate as possible. Whilst the information is considered to be true and correct at the date of publication, changes in circumstances after the time of publication may impact on the accuracy of the information. Differences in statistical methods and calculations, data updates and guidelines may result in the information contained in this report varying from previously published information.

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