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Table 3 Percentage distribution of mothers and fathers’ occupations and stillbirth rates by occupational group

From: Socioeconomic inequalities in stillbirth rates in Europe: measuring the gap using routine data from the Euro-Peristat Project

Country Total Births No occupation or student Skilled/ unskilled workers Technicians/ clerical/ service Managers/ professionals Total Stillbirths (SB) Overall SB rate SB rate No occupation or student SB rate Skilled/ unskilled workers SB rate Technicians/ clerical/ service SB rate Managers/ professionals
  N (all stated) % % % % N p 1000 p 1000 p 1000 p 1000 p 1000
Maternal occupation
BE: Brussels 24432 46.6 7.4 42.2 3.8 127 5.2 6.1 5.0 4.5 2.1
BE: Flanders 64790 17.8 15.3 60.9 6.0 229 3.5 5.3 4.7 2.9 1.3
BE: Wallonia 35777 40.4 9.0 46.5 4.0 139 3.9 5.0 3.7 3.1 2.1
Estonia 11731 7.5 9.6 42.9 40.0 44 3.8 3.4 6.2 4.0 3.0
Finland 43734 11.8 12.4 53.7 22.1 128 2.9 2.9 2.2 3.1 2.8
France 14239 14.5 17.2 55.9 12.4 86 6.0 5.8 9.0 5.7 4.0
Germany 488041 34.0 45.1 17.0 3.9 1378 2.8 3.5 2.7 2.0 2.6
Ireland 70528 26.4 5.4 37.8 30.3 319 4.5 5.6 5.5 4.5 3.5
Lithuania 30568 29.0 8.8 26.5 35.6 137 4.5 5.6 3.7 3.5 4.5
Portugal 87627 19.9 19.4 43.1 17.7 211 2.4 3.9 3.4 1.6 1.6
Romania 199641 47.5 1.3 51.0 0.2 780 3.9 5.4 5.0 2.5 3.3
Slovenia 7687 0.0 5.0 58.4 36.6 18 2.3 0.0 2.6 1.6 3.6
Spain 465343 24.7 11.3 46.4 17.6 1305 2.8 3.7 3.4 2.4 2.4
Paternal occupation
BE: Brussels 22976 20.9 22.4 43.1 13.6 106 4.6 7.9 3.7 4.3 1.9
BE: Flanders 62537 4.9 38.5 42.7 13.9 213 3.4 5.9 3.9 3.1 2.1
BE: Wallonia 30930 9.8 36.4 42.2 11.5 110 3.6 6.9 3.5 3.1 2.5
Estonia 12274 2.2 34.7 19.7 43.4 39 3.2 0.0 3.3 3.3 3.2
Finland 52555 3.7 40.7 30.7 24.8 88 1.7 0.0 1.8 2.0 1.3
France 13637 4.3 37.0 40.3 18.4 70 5.1 6.9 6.7 3.5 5.2
Ireland 54906 7.1 40.1 26.1 26.7 240 4.4 5.4 4.4 3.8 4.6
Portugal 90056 5.2 43.2 34.9 16.7 192 2.1 6.0 2.4 1.7 1.0
Spain 448911 1.5 46.8 32.0 19.6 1193 2.7 2.9 2.9 2.6 2.3
UK: England and Wales 636793 NAa 40.2 21.2 38.6 3053 4.8 NA* 5.5 4.7 4.1
  1. aStudents included with unclassified occupations, see Methods and note to Table 1