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Table 1 Causes of third trimester stillbirth in South Africa

From: Triple return on investment: the cost and impact of 13 interventions that could prevent stillbirths and save the lives of mothers and babies in South Africa

Cause Fresh stillbirths (%) Macerated stillbirths (%)
Intrapartum asphyxia 28.9 4.6
Antepartum hemorrhage 26.9 9.1
Unexplained intrauterine death 15.7 47.9
Hypertensive disorders 10.1 19.1
Spontaneous preterm labor 7.2 4.2
Fetal abnormality 4.4 2.3
Infections 2.3 3.9
Intrauterine growth retardation 1.3 2.9
Maternal disease 1.2 3.6
Miscellaneous 0.9 1.3
No obstetric cause/Not applicable 0.6 0.6
Trauma 0.5 0.4
Total 100 100
  1. Source: [6].