Acknowledgements

 
     

With thanks to

  • The hospital unit co-ordinators, clinicians and staff throughout England, Wales and Northern Ireland, without whose commitment and continued support we would not have had the data to enable us to produce this report.
  • All CEMACH regional managers and administrative assistants for the collection and validation of all data provided for this report.
  • Kate Fleming, CEMACH Senior Data Analyst, for providing all figures and tables for this report and for drafting the framework of the report.
  • Ms Nirupa Dattani (ONS), Ms Gillian Fegan (NI GRO) and Mr Lesz Lancucki (Department of Health) for providing additional denominator data.
Definitions  
Late fetal loss A child delivering between 22+0 and 23+6 weeks of gestation who did not at any time after being expelled from its mother breathe or show any other signs of life
Stillbirth A child that has issued forth from its mother after the 24th week of pregnancy and who did not at any time after being completely expelled from its mother breathe or show any other signs of life
Early neonatal death Death of a live born baby occurring less than 7 completed days from the time of birth
Late neonatal death Death of a live born baby occurring from the 7th day of life and before 28 completed days from the time of birth
Stillbirth rate Number of stillbirths per 1000 live births and stillbirths
Perinatal mortality rate (UK) Number of stillbirths and early neonatal deaths per 1000 live births and stillbirths
Perinatal mortality rate (WHO) Number of late fetal losses, stillbirths and early neonatal deaths per 1000 live births and stillbirths
Neonatal mortality rate Number of neonatal deaths per 1000 live births