Skip to main content

Table 3 Causes of stillbirth at time of death

From: Prevalence and determinants of stillbirth in Nigerian referral hospitals: a multicentre study

CauseNumber of stillbirths (%)
N = 175
ANTEPARTUM (MACERATED)39 (22.3)
Congenital1 (0.6)
Antepartum haemorrhage5 (2.9)
Maternal hypertensive disease12 (6.9)
Maternal infections1 (0.6)
Antepartum specific others e.g. cardiovascular disease, etc.1 (0.6)
Fetal growth retardation5 (2.9)
Antepartum unexplained2 (1.1)
Inadequate information12 (6.9)
INTRAPARTUM (FRESH)83 (47.4)
Congenital0 (0.0)
Intrapartum hypoxia (acute event)57 (32.6)
Preterm labor1 (0.6)
Intrapartum infection2 (1.1)
Intrapartum specific other**5 (2.9)
Intrapartum unexplained10 (5.7)
Inadequate information8 (4.6)
TIME OF STILLBIRTH UNKNOWN53 (30.3)