Importance of including stillbirth in measures of preterm birth
Stillbirth, one of the most common adverse pregnancy outcomes world-wide, occurs far more commonly in low-income countries (LIC) than elsewhere with rates 10 to 20 fold greater than rates in high-income countries (HIC). Preterm birth (PTB) substantially increases risk of neonatal mortality and long-term developmental handicap. PTB and stillbirth rates, if reported at all for LIC, are rarely considered together (Aminu et al; BJOG 2014:121:141-53). This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved.