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Table 3 Obstetric causes of death in late stillbirth and early neonatal death

From: Causes of perinatal mortality and associated maternal complications in a South African province: challenges in predicting poor outcomes

  Late stillbirth Early neonatal X2
(n = 416) (n = 271)
n(%) n(%)
Spontaneous preterm labour 5(1.2) 104(38.4) <0.001
Infections 7(1.7) 1(0.4) 0.156
Antepartum haemorrhage 68(16.3) 20(7.4) 0.001
Intrauterine growth restriction 4(1) 0  
Hypertensive disorders 98(23.6) 22(8.1) <0.001
Fetal abnormality 12(2.9) 12(4.4) 0.294
Trauma 3(0.7)   
Intrapartum asphyxia 66(15.9) 106(39.1) <0.001
Maternal disease 6(1.4) 1(0.4) 0.255
Miscellaneous 3(0.7)   
Unexplained intrauterine death 144(34.6)   
  1. Note: 5 late stillbirths had no obstetric cause of death identified.