Bringing stillbirth out of the shadows for all women having a baby in Australia
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The large, well conducted study by Drysdale and colleagues published in this issue of the Journal shows a 2.4-fold increase in the odds of late-gestation stillbirth for women giving birth in Australia who were born in South Asia, compared with women born in Australia.1 The relative risk was most pronounced at 41 weeks’ gestation, when there was a concerning fivefold increase. These findings concur with international studies and require careful consideration.
Medical Journal of Australia
Flenady VJ and Ellwood DA. Bringing stillbirth out of the shadows for all women having a baby in Australia. Med J Aust 2012; 197 (5): 256-257. © Copyright 2012 The Medical Journal of Australia – reproduced with permission.
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