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Table 6 Distributions of causes of stillbirths among singleton births only: antepartum and intrapartum (n = 1444)

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

Type Cause Non-hierarchical Hierarchical
   n (%) n (%)
Antepartum Total 912   912 (100.0)
  Congenital abnormality 24 (2.6) 24 (2.6)
  Maternal hemorrhage 93 (10.2) 92 (10.1)
  Maternal hypertensive disorder 84 (9.2) 77 (8.4)
  Maternal infections 214 (23.5) 171 (18.8)
  Maternal severe anemia 28 (3.1) 16 (1.8)
  Unexplained* - - 532 (58.3)
Intrapartum Total 532   532 (100.0)
  Congenital abnormality 5 (0.9) 5 (0.9)
  Intrapartum hypoxia 278 (52.3) 275 (51.7)
  Preterm labour 36 (6.8) 22 (4.1)
  Maternal hypertensive disorder 50 (9.4) 29 (5.5)
  Maternal infections 96 (18.1) 30 (5.6)
  Unexplained* - - 171 (32.1)
  1. * Residual category where no causes were assigned when a hierarchical approach was used.