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Table 2 Causes of stillbirth and newborn death, based on clinician review of verbal autopsy

From: Stillbirths and newborn deaths in slum settlements in Mumbai, India: a prospective verbal autopsy study

Stillbirth Fresh All  
  Count (%) Count (%)  
Associated with obstetric complication 41 (63) 50 (48)  
Multiple pregnancy 3 (5) 9 (8)  
Prematurity 4 (6) 4 (4)  
Accident or external condition 2 (3) 3 (3)  
Congenital anomalies 1 (2) 3 (3)  
Other 2 (3) 4 (4)  
Unclassifiable 12 (18) 32 (30)  
Total 65 (100) 105 (100)  
Neonatal death Early   Late   All  
  Count (%) Count (%) Count (%)
Asphyxia 21 (24) 0 (0) 21 (18)
Asphyxia associated with obstetric complication 11 (13) 1 (3) 12 (10)
Prematurity 27 (31) 0 (0) 27 (23)
Severe infection 5 (6) 20 (69) 25 (22)
Congenital anomalies 5 (6) 2 (7) 7 (6)
Other 10 (11) 0 (0) 10 (9)
Unclassifiable 8 (9) 6 (21) 14 (12)
Total 87 (100) 29 (100) 116 (100)