Bulletin of the World Health Organization

Care seeking at time of childbirth, and maternal and perinatal mortality in Matlab, Bangladesh

Carine Ronsmans, Mahbub Elahi Chowdhury, Marge Koblinsky & Anisuddin Ahmed

Volume 88, Number 4, April 2010, 289-296

Table 4. Stillbirths by year of birth and highest level of care at pregnancy termination, birth or death, Matlab, Bangladesh, 1987–2005

Year of birth No skilled obstetric care
Basic obstetric care only
Comprehensive obstetric care
% of births Stillbirth ratea (95% CI) % of births Stillbirth ratea (95% CI) % of births Stillbirth ratea (95% CI)
1987–1991 88.8 3015 (2732–3320) 9.0 4170 (3166–5390) 2.2 13 873 (10 229–18 393)
1992–1996 80.5 2427 (2142–2740) 15.2 3818 (3018–4765) 4.3 15 210 (12 182–18 761)
1997–2001 74.1 2456 (2163–2778) 21.8 3297 (2683–4010) 4.1 14 186 (11 265–17 631)
2002–2005 56.8 1766 (1455–2123) 33.8 2283 (1828–2816) 9.3 7 612 (6 036–9 474)
Yearly trend 0.97 (0.96–0.98) 0.96 (0.94–0.98) 0.95 (0.93–0.97)

CI, confidence interval.
a Stillbirths per 100 000 births.

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