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Table 5 Distributions of causes of stillbirths: antepartum and intrapartum (n = 1554)

From: Levels, timing, and etiology of stillbirths in Sylhet district of Bangladesh

Type Cause Non-hierarchical Hierarchical
   n (%) n (%)
Antepartum Total 965   965 (100.0)
  Congenital abnormality 25 (2.6) 25 (2.6)
  Maternal hemorrhage 101 (10.5) 100 (10.4)
  Maternal hypertensive disorder 90 (9.3) 82 (8.5)
  Maternal infections 225 (23.3) 179 (18.6)
  Maternal severe anemia 28 (2.9) 16 (1.7)
  Unexplained* - - 563 (58.3)
Intrapartum Total 589   589 (100.0)
  Congenital abnormality 5 (0.8) 5 (0.9)
  Intrapartum hypoxia 322 (54.7) 319 (54.2)
  Preterm labour 67 (11.4) 43 (7.3)
  Maternal hypertensive disorder 53 (9.0) 27 (4.6)
  Maternal infections 104 (17.7) 32 (5.4)
  Unexplained* - - 163 (27.7)
  1. * Residual category where no causes were assigned when a hierarchical approach was used.