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Epidemiology of Fetal and Neonatal Death

  • Jean Golding

Abstract

The study of perinatal mortality rates has become increasingly popular. The results are quoted variously by politicians, sociologists and clinicians according to the point which they wish to make. Government spokesmen quote a fall in the perinatal mortality rate as vindication of their policies. Politicians in opposition and clinicians quote high national rates in comparison with selected other countries and claim that the government is not spending enough on maternity or neonatal services. Sociologists point to the differential mortality between advantaged and disadvantaged social groups and claim that better housing, or increased minimum wages, or decreased levels of unemployment would result in an improvement in perinatal mortality rates.

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Neonatal Death Perinatal Mortality Fetal Death Perinatal Death Unmarried Mother 
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