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Statistics about Childbirth

Complication statistics for Childbirth:

The following are statistics from various sources about the complications of Childbirth:

  • Poorly controlled diabetes before conception and during first trimester of pregnancy can cause major birth defects in 5-10% of pregnancies in the US 2001 (National Diabetes Statistics fact sheet, NIDDK, 2003)
  • Poorly controlled diabetes during 2nd and third trimester of pregnancy can cause overly large babies in the US 2001 (National Diabetes Statistics fact sheet, NIDDK, 2003)
  • Poorly controlled diabetes before conception and during first trimester of pregnancy can cause spontaneous abortions in 15-20% of pregnancies in the US 2001 (National Diabetes Statistics fact sheet, NIDDK, 2003)
  • Statistics about rates of birth injury in childbirth:
    • 6.68 birth trauma injuries occurred per 1,000 live births in the US 2000 (National Healthcare Quality Report, AHRQ, DHHS, 2003)
    • 6.83 birth trauma injuries occurred per 1,000 live male births in the US 2000 (National Healthcare Quality Report, AHRQ, DHHS, 2003)
    • 5.06 birth trauma injuries occurred per 1,000 live female births in the US 2000 (National Healthcare Quality Report, AHRQ, DHHS, 2003)
    • 7.15 birth trauma injuries occurred per 1,000 live births in private, not-for-profit hospitals in the US 2000 (National Healthcare Quality Report, AHRQ, DHHS, 2003)
    • 4.33 birth trauma injuries occurred per 1,000 live births in private, for-profit hospitals in the US 2000 (National Healthcare Quality Report, AHRQ, DHHS, 2003)
    • 6.11 birth trauma injuries occurred per 1,000 live births in public hospitals in the US 2000 (National Healthcare Quality Report, AHRQ, DHHS, 2003)
    • 5.36 birth trauma injuries occurred per 1,000 live births in hospitals with less than 100 beds in the US 2000 (National Healthcare Quality Report, AHRQ, DHHS, 2003)
    • 5.45 birth trauma injuries occurred per 1,000 live births in hospitals with 100 to 299 beds in the US 2000 (National Healthcare Quality Report, AHRQ, DHHS, 2003)
    • 8.57 birth trauma injuries occurred per 1,000 live births in hospitals with 300 to 499 beds in the US 2000 (National Healthcare Quality Report, AHRQ, DHHS, 2003)
    • 7.1 birth trauma injuries occurred per 1,000 live births in hospitals with over 500 beds in the US 2000 (National Healthcare Quality Report, AHRQ, DHHS, 2003)
  • Incidence rate statistics for Obstetric trauma (to the mother) in childbirth in the USA:
    • Estimated 5.97 obstetric traumas occurred per 1,000 Cesarean deliveries in the US 2000 (National Healthcare Quality Report, AHRQ, DHHS, 2003)
    • Estimated 2.85 obstetric traumas occurred per 1,000 Cesarean deliveries in women aged 15 to 17 in the US 2000 (National Healthcare Quality Report, AHRQ, DHHS, 2003)
    • Estimated 3.6 obstetric traumas occurred per 1,000 Cesarean deliveries in women aged 18 to 24 in the US 2000 (National Healthcare Quality Report, AHRQ, DHHS, 2003)
    • Estimated 5.52 obstetric traumas occurred per 1,000 Cesarean deliveries in women aged 25 to 34 in the US 2000 (National Healthcare Quality Report, AHRQ, DHHS, 2003)
    • Estimated 7.67 obstetric traumas occurred per 1,000 Cesarean deliveries in women aged 35 to 54 in the US 2000 (National Healthcare Quality Report, AHRQ, DHHS, 2003)
    • Estimated 6.2 obstetric traumas occurred per 1,000 Cesarean deliveries in private, not-for-profit hospitals in the US 2000 (National Healthcare Quality Report, AHRQ, DHHS, 2003)
    • Estimated 5.03 obstetric traumas occurred per 1,000 Cesarean deliveries in private, for-profit hospitals in the US 2000 (National Healthcare Quality Report, AHRQ, DHHS, 2003)
    • Estimated 5.56 obstetric traumas occurred per 1,000 Cesarean deliveries in public hospitals in the US 2000 (National Healthcare Quality Report, AHRQ, DHHS, 2003)
    • Estimated 5.91 obstetric traumas occurred per 1,000 Cesarean deliveries in hospitals with less than 100 beds in the US 2000 (National Healthcare Quality Report, AHRQ, DHHS, 2003)
    • Estimated 5.2 obstetric traumas occurred per 1,000 Cesarean deliveries in hospitals with 100 to 299 beds in the US 2000 (National Healthcare Quality Report, AHRQ, DHHS, 2003)
    • Estimated 5.33 obstetric traumas occurred per 1,000 Cesarean deliveries in hospitals with 300 to 499 beds in the US 2000 (National Healthcare Quality Report, AHRQ, DHHS, 2003)
    • Estimated 8.22 obstetric traumas occurred per 1,000 Cesarean deliveries in hospitals with over 500 beds in the US 2000 (National Healthcare Quality Report, AHRQ, DHHS, 2003)
    • Estimated 86.66 obstetric traumas occurred per 1,000 unassisted vaginal deliveries in the US 2000 (National Healthcare Quality Report, AHRQ, DHHS, 2003)
    • Estimated 103.28 obstetric traumas occurred per 1,000 unassisted vaginal deliveries in women aged 10 to 14 in the US 2000 (National Healthcare Quality Report, AHRQ, DHHS, 2003)
    • Estimated 101.06 obstetric traumas occurred per 1,000 unassisted vaginal deliveries in women aged 15 to 17 in the US 2000 (National Healthcare Quality Report, AHRQ, DHHS, 2003)
    • Estimated 87.47 obstetric traumas occurred per 1,000 unassisted vaginal deliveries in women aged 18 to 24 in the US 2000 (National Healthcare Quality Report, AHRQ, DHHS, 2003)
    • Estimated 75.73 obstetric traumas occurred per 1,000 unassisted vaginal deliveries in women aged 25 to 34 in the US 2000 (National Healthcare Quality Report, AHRQ, DHHS, 2003)
    • Estimated 58.05 obstetric traumas occurred per 1,000 unassisted vaginal deliveries in women aged 35 to 54 in the US 2000 (National Healthcare Quality Report, AHRQ, DHHS, 2003)
    • Estimated 88.5 obstetric traumas occurred per 1,000 unassisted vaginal deliveries in private, not-for-profit hospitals in the US 2000 (National Healthcare Quality Report, AHRQ, DHHS, 2003)
    • Estimated 76.73 obstetric traumas occurred per 1,000 unassisted vaginal deliveries in private, for-profit hospitals in the US 2000 (National Healthcare Quality Report, AHRQ, DHHS, 2003)
    • Estimated 85.02 obstetric traumas occurred per 1,000 unassisted vaginal deliveries in public hospitals in the US 2000 (National Healthcare Quality Report, AHRQ, DHHS, 2003)
    • Estimated 80.65 obstetric traumas occurred per 1,000 unassisted vaginal deliveries in hospitals with less than 100 beds in the US 2000 (National Healthcare Quality Report, AHRQ, DHHS, 2003)
    • Estimated 83.75 obstetric traumas occurred per 1,000 unassisted vaginal deliveries in hospitals with 100 to 299 beds in the US 2000 (National Healthcare Quality Report, AHRQ, DHHS, 2003)
    • Estimated 89.33 obstetric traumas occurred per 1,000 unassisted vaginal deliveries in hospitals with 300 to 499 beds in the US 2000 (National Healthcare Quality Report, AHRQ, DHHS, 2003)
    • Estimated 91.88 obstetric traumas occurred per 1,000 unassisted vaginal deliveries in hospitals with over 500 beds in the US 2000 (National Healthcare Quality Report, AHRQ, DHHS, 2003)
    • Estimated 244.29 obstetric traumas occurred per 1,000 instrument-assisted vaginal deliveries in the US 2000 (National Healthcare Quality Report, AHRQ, DHHS, 2003)
    • Estimated 298.73 obstetric traumas occurred per 1,000 instrument-assisted vaginal deliveries in women aged 10 to 14 in the US 2000 (National Healthcare Quality Report, AHRQ, DHHS, 2003)
    • Estimated 241.6 obstetric traumas occurred per 1,000 instrument-assisted vaginal deliveries in women aged 15 to 17 in the US 2000 (National Healthcare Quality Report, AHRQ, DHHS, 2003)
    • Estimated 240.39 obstetric traumas occurred per 1,000 instrument-assisted vaginal deliveries in women aged 18 to 24 in the US 2000 (National Healthcare Quality Report, AHRQ, DHHS, 2003)
    • Estimated 273.33 obstetric traumas occurred per 1,000 instrument-assisted vaginal deliveries in women aged 25 to 34 in the US 2000 (National Healthcare Quality Report, AHRQ, DHHS, 2003)
    • Estimated 252.46 obstetric traumas occurred per 1,000 instrument-assisted vaginal deliveries in women aged 35 to 54 in the US 2000 (National Healthcare Quality Report, AHRQ, DHHS, 2003)
    • Estimated 251.81 obstetric traumas occurred per 1,000 instrument-assisted vaginal deliveries in private, not-for-profit hospitals in the US 2000 (National Healthcare Quality Report, AHRQ, DHHS, 2003)
    • Estimated 214.06 obstetric traumas occurred per 1,000 instrument-assisted vaginal deliveries in private, for-profit hospitals in the US 2000 (National Healthcare Quality Report, AHRQ, DHHS, 2003)
    • Estimated 231.36 obstetric traumas occurred per 1,000 instrument-assisted vaginal deliveries in public hospitals in the US 2000 (National Healthcare Quality Report, AHRQ, DHHS, 2003)
    • Estimated 211 obstetric traumas occurred per 1,000 instrument-assisted vaginal deliveries in hospitals with less than 100 beds in the US 2000 (National Healthcare Quality Report, AHRQ, DHHS, 2003)
    • Estimated 232.51 obstetric traumas occurred per 1,000 instrument-assisted vaginal deliveries in hospitals with 100 to 299 beds in the US 2000 (National Healthcare Quality Report, AHRQ, DHHS, 2003)
    • Estimated 253.55 obstetric traumas occurred per 1,000 instrument-assisted vaginal deliveries in hospitals with 300 to 499 beds in the US 2000 (National Healthcare Quality Report, AHRQ, DHHS, 2003)
    • Estimated 271.93 obstetric traumas occurred per 1,000 instrument-assisted vaginal deliveries in hospitals with over 500 beds in the US 2000 (National Healthcare Quality Report, AHRQ, DHHS, 2003)
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Medical malpractice statistics for Childbirth:

The following are medical malpractice statistics from various sources about Childbirth:

  • Medical malpractice lawsuit payment statistics for obstetrics malpractice in the USA:
    • 1,129 medical malpractice payments were made due to obstetrics related malpractice in the US 2002 (2002 Annual Report, National Practitioner Data Bank, US DHHS)
    • $497,121 was the mean medical malpractice payments made due to obstetrics related malpractice in the US 2002 (2002 Annual Report, National Practitioner Data Bank, US DHHS)
    • $265,000 was the median medical malpractice payments made due to obstetrics related malpractice in the US 2002 (2002 Annual Report, National Practitioner Data Bank, US DHHS)
    • 15,516 medical malpractice payments were made due to obstetrics related malpractice in the US 1990-2002 (2002 Annual Report, National Practitioner Data Bank, US DHHS)
    • $369,543 was the mean medical malpractice payments made due to obstetrics related malpractice in the US 1990-2002 (2002 Annual Report, National Practitioner Data Bank, US DHHS)
    • $200,000 was the median medical malpractice payments made due to obstetrics related malpractice in the US 1990-2002 (2002 Annual Report, National Practitioner Data Bank, US DHHS)
  • Medical malpractice lawsuit payment statistics for Obstetrics malpractice in the USA:
    • There was a 5.56 year mean time delay between obstetrics related malpractice incident and payment in the US 2002 (2002 Annual Report, National Practitioner Data Bank, US DHHS)
    • There was a 4.63 year median time delay between obstetrics related malpractice incident and payment in the US 2002 (2002 Annual Report, National Practitioner Data Bank, US DHHS)
  • Medical malpractice lawsuit payment statistics for obstetrics malpractice and nursing malpractice in the USA:
    • 264 obstetrics related malpractice payment reports were made against registered nurses in the US 1990-2002 (2002 Annual Report, National Practitioner Data Bank, US DHHS)
    • 8 obstetrics related malpractice payment reports were made against nurse anaesthetists in the US 1990-2002 (2002 Annual Report, National Practitioner Data Bank, US DHHS)
    • 281 obstetrics related malpractice payment reports were made against nurse midwives in the US 1990-2002 (2002 Annual Report, National Practitioner Data Bank, US DHHS)
    • 15 obstetrics related malpractice payment reports were made against nurse practitioners in the US 1990-2002 (2002 Annual Report, National Practitioner Data Bank, US DHHS)
    • 0 obstetrics related malpractice payment reports were made against advanced nurse practitioners in the US 1990-2002 (2002 Annual Report, National Practitioner Data Bank, US DHHS)
  • Medical malpractice lawsuit statistics for obstetrics malpractice in the USA:
    • There were 8,428 obstetrics related primary malpractice acts or omissions in the US 1990-96 (The National Practitioner Data Bank Public Use File)
    • 7% of primary malpractice acts or omissions were obstetrics related in the US 1990-96 (The National Practitioner Data Bank Public Use File)
    • $2,824,280,036 in payments were made for obstetrics related primary malpractice acts or omissions in the US 1990-96 (The National Practitioner Data Bank Public Use File)
  • Medical malpractice lawsuit statistics for midwife malpractice in the USA:
    • 445 medical malpractice reports were made to the National Practitioner Databank regarding nurse midwife in the US 1990-2004 (NPDB Summary Report, National Practitioner Data Bank, US DHHS)
    • 10 medical malpractice reports were made to the National Practitioner Databank regarding lay midwives in the US 1990-2004 (NPDB Summary Report, National Practitioner Data Bank, US DHHS)
    • 281 obstetrics related malpractice payment reports were made against nurse midwives in the US 1990-2002 (2002 Annual Report, National Practitioner Data Bank, US DHHS)
    • 0 anaesthesia related malpractice payment reports were made against nurse midwives in the US 1990-2002 (2002 Annual Report, National Practitioner Data Bank, US DHHS)
    • 28 diagnosis related malpractice payment reports were made against nurse midwives in the US 1990-2002 (2002 Annual Report, National Practitioner Data Bank, US DHHS)
    • 0 equipment or product related malpractice payment reports were made against nurse midwives in the US 1990-2002 (2002 Annual Report, National Practitioner Data Bank, US DHHS)
    • 8 monitoring related malpractice payment reports were made against nurse midwives in the US 1990-2002 (2002 Annual Report, National Practitioner Data Bank, US DHHS)
    • 2 medication related malpractice payment reports were made against nurse midwives in the US 1990-2002 (2002 Annual Report, National Practitioner Data Bank, US DHHS)
    • 7 surgery related malpractice payment reports were made against nurse midwives in the US 1990-2002 (2002 Annual Report, National Practitioner Data Bank, US DHHS)
    • 22 treatment related malpractice payment reports were made against nurse midwives in the US 1990-2002 (2002 Annual Report, National Practitioner Data Bank, US DHHS)
    • 0 IV and blood products related malpractice payment reports were made against nurse midwives in the US 1990-2002 (2002 Annual Report, National Practitioner Data Bank, US DHHS)

Prevalence and incidence statistics for Childbirth:

See also prevalence and incidence page for Childbirth

Incidence (annual) of Childbirth: 4,043,000 annual live births ending Aug 2001 (NVSR 50:7 2002); 4,058,814 annually in 1999 in USA (CDC)

Incidence Rate: approx 1 in 67 or 1.49% or 4 million people in USA [about data]

Incidence extrapolations for USA for Childbirth: 4,042,999 per year, 336,916 per month, 77,749 per week, 11,076 per day, 461 per hour, 7 per minute, 0 per second. Note: this extrapolation calculation uses the incidence statistic: 4,043,000 annual live births ending Aug 2001 (NVSR 50:7 2002); 4,058,814 annually in 1999 in USA (CDC)

Death and mortality statistics for Childbirth:

Deaths from Childbirth: 399 female deaths for "pregnancy and childbirth" in America in the USA 2001(NCHS, 2003)

Death rate: 1.5 percent (NIDDK)

Death rate extrapolations for USA for Childbirth: 399 per year, 33 per month, 7 per week, 1 per day, 0 per hour, 0 per minute, 0 per second. Note: this extrapolation calculation uses the deaths statistic: 399 female deaths for "pregnancy and childbirth" in America in the USA 2001(NCHS, 2003)

Death statistics for Childbirth:

The following are statistics from various sources about deaths and Childbirth:

  • Death rate statistics for mother during pregnancy/childbirth:
    • 399 female deaths for "pregnancy and childbirth" in America in the USA 2001(NCHS, 2003)
    • 150 black female deaths for "pregnancy and childbirth" in America in the USA 2001(NCHS, 2003)
    • 151 female deaths for "pregnancy and childbirth" in America in the USA 2001(NCHS, 2003)
    • 16 Asian/Pacific Islander female deaths for "pregnancy and childbirth" in America in the USA 2001(NCHS, 2003)
    • 18 Hispanic/Latin female deaths for "pregnancy and childbirth" in America in the USA 2001(NCHS, 2003)
    • 228 white female deaths for "pregnancy and childbirth" in America in the USA 2001(NCHS, 2003)
    • 5 American Indian/Alaska Native female deaths for "pregnancy and childbirth" in America in the USA 2001(NCHS, 2003)
  • Death rate statistics for baby during childbirth:
    • 6.8 deaths per 1,000 live births in the USA 2001 (NCHS, 2003)
    • 5.7 deaths per 1,000 live births to white mothers in the USA 2001 (NCHS, 2003)
    • 13.3 deaths per 1,000 live births to black mothers in the USA 2001 (NCHS, 2003)
    • 9.7 deaths per 1,000 live births to American Indian/Alaska Native mothers in the USA 2001 (NCHS, 2003)
    • 4.7 deaths per 1,000 live births to Asian or Pacific Islander mothers in the USA 2001 (NCHS, 2003)
    • 3.2 deaths per 1,000 live births to Chinese mothers in the USA 2001 (NCHS, 2003)
    • 4.0 deaths per 1,000 live births to Japanese mothers in the USA 2001 (NCHS, 2003)
    • 5.5 deaths per 1,000 live births to Filipino mothers in the USA 2001 (NCHS, 2003)
    • 7.3 deaths per 1,000 live births to Hawaiian mothers in the USA 2001 (NCHS, 2003)
    • 5.4 deaths per 1,000 live births to Hispanic/Latino mothers in the USA 2001 (NCHS, 2003)
    • 5.2 deaths per 1,000 live births to Mexcican mothers in the USA 2001 (NCHS, 2003)
    • 8.5 deaths per 1,000 live births to Puerto Rican mothers in the USA 2001 (NCHS, 2003)
    • 4.2 deaths per 1,000 live births to Cuban mothers in the USA 2001 (NCHS, 2003)
    • 5.0 deaths per 1,000 live births to Central and South American mothers in the USA 2001 (NCHS, 2003)
    • 13.5 deaths per 1,000 live births to Black or African American mothers in the USA 2001 (NCHS, 2003)
    • See also deaths for prematurity - death rates are higher with lower birth weight.
  • Death rate statistics for baby in the neonatal period (first 28 days):
    • 4.5 neonatal deaths per 1,000 live births in the USA 2001 (NCHS, 2003)
    • 3.8 neonatal deaths per 1,000 live births to white mothers in the USA 2001 (NCHS, 2003)
    • 8.9 neonatal deaths per 1,000 live births to black mothers in the USA 2001 (NCHS, 2003)
    • 4.2 neonatal deaths per 1,000 live births to American Indian/Alaska Native mothers in the USA 2001 (NCHS, 2003)
    • 3.1 neonatal deaths per 1,000 live births to Asian or Pacific Islander mothers in the USA 2001 (NCHS, 2003)
    • 1.9 neonatal deaths per 1,000 live births to Chinese mothers in the USA 2001 (NCHS, 2003)
    • 2.5 neonatal deaths per 1,000 live births to Japanese mothers in the USA 2001 (NCHS, 2003)
    • 4.0 neonatal deaths per 1,000 live births to Filipino mothers in the USA 2001 (NCHS, 2003)
    • 3.6 neonatal deaths per 1,000 live births to Hawaiian mothers in the USA 2001 (NCHS, 2003)
    • 3.6 deaths per 1,000 live births to Hispanic/Latino mothers in the USA 2001 (NCHS, 2003)
    • 3.5 neonatal deaths per 1,000 live births to Mexcican mothers in the USA 2001 (NCHS, 2003)
    • 6.0 neonatal deaths per 1,000 live births to Puerto Rican mothers in the USA 2001 (NCHS, 2003)
    • 2.5 neonatal deaths per 1,000 live births to Cuban mothers in the USA 2001 (NCHS, 2003)
    • 3.4 neonatal deaths per 1,000 live births to Central and South American mothers in the USA 2001 (NCHS, 2003)
    • 9.0 neonatal deaths per 1,000 live births to Black or African American mothers in the USA 2001 (NCHS, 2003)
  • Top causes of death for neonates (first 28 days) in the USA:
  • Childbirth death rate statistics for baby in various countries worldwide:
    • 6.8 deaths per 1,000 live births in the USA 2001 (NCHS, 2003)
    • 7.1 deaths per 1,000 live births in United States 1999 (NCHS, 2003)
    • 5.7 deaths per 1,000 live births in Australia 1999 (NCHS, 2003)
    • 4.4 deaths per 1,000 live births in Austria 1999 (NCHS, 2003)
    • 4.9 deaths per 1,000 live births in Belgium1999 (NCHS, 2003)
    • 14.5 deaths per 1,000 live births in Bulgaria 1999 (NCHS, 2003)
    • 5.3 deaths per 1,000 live births in Canada 1999 (NCHS, 2003)
    • 10.1 deaths per 1,000 live births in Chile 1999 (NCHS, 2003)
    • 11.8 deaths per 1,000 live births in Costa Rica 1999 (NCHS,2003)
    • 6.4 deaths per 1,000 live births in Cuba 1999 (NCHS,2003)
    • 4.6 deaths per 1,000 live births in Czech Republic 1999 (NCHS, 2003)
    • 4.2 deaths per 1,000 live births in Denmark 1999 (NCHS, 2003)
    • 5.8 deaths per 1,000 live births in England and Wales 1999 (NCHS, 2003)
    • 3.7 deaths per 1,000 live births in Finland 1999 (NCHS,2003)
    • 4.3 deaths per 1,000 live births in France 1999 (NCHS, 2003)
    • 4.5 deaths per 1,000 live births in Germany 1999 (NCHS, 2003)
    • 6.2 deaths per 1,000 live births in Greece 1999 (NCHS, 2003)
    • 3.1 deaths per 1,000 live births in Hong Kong 1999 (NCHS, 2003)
    • 8.4 deaths per 1,000 live births in Hungary 1999 (NCHS, 2003)
    • 5.5 deaths per 1,000 live births in Ireland 1999 (NCHS, 2003)
    • 5.7 deaths per 1,000 live births in Israel 1999 (NCHS, 2003)
    • 5.1 deaths per 1,000 live births in Italy 1999 (NCHS,2003)
    • 3.4 deaths per 1,000 live births in Japan 1999 (NCHS, 2003)
    • 5.2 deaths per 1,000 live births in Netherlands 1999 (NCHS, 2003)
    • 5.5 deaths per 1,000 live births in New Zealand 1999 (NCHS, 2003)
    • 6.4 deaths per 1,000 live births in Northern Ireland 1999 (NCHS, 2003)
    • 3.9 deaths per 1,000 live births in Norway 1999 (NCHS, 2003)
    • 8.9 deaths per 1,000 live births in Poland 1999 (NCHS, 2003)
    • 5.6 deaths per 1,000 live births in Portugal 1999 (NCHS, 2003)
    • 10.6 deaths per 1,000 live births in Puerto Rico 1999 (NCHS, 2003)
    • 18.6 deaths per 1,000 live births in Romania1999 (NCHS, 2003)
    • 17.1 deaths per 1,000 live births in Russian Federation 1999 (NCHS, 2003)
    • 5.0 deaths per 1,000 live births in Scotland 1999 (NCHS, 2003)
    • 3.5 deaths per 1,000 live births in Singapore 1999 (NCHS, 2003)
    • 8.3 deaths per 1,000 live births in Slovakia 1999 (NCHS,2003)
    • 4.55 deaths per 1,000 live births in Spain 1999 (NCHS,2003)
    • 3.4 deaths per 1,000 live births in Sweden 1999 (NCHS, 2003)
    • 4.6 deaths per 1,000 live births in Switzerland 1999 (NCHS, 2003)
    • 165.96 deaths per 1,000 live births in Afghanistan 2004 (CIA, 2004)
    • 22.31 deaths per 1,000 live births in Albania 2004 (CIA, 2004)
    • 32.16 deaths per 1,000 live births in Algeria 2004 (CIA, 2004)
    • 9.48 deaths per 1,000 live births in American Samoa 2004 (CIA, 2004)
    • 4.05 deaths per 1,000 live births in Andorra 2004 (CIA, 2004)
    • 192.5deaths per 1,000 live births in Angola 2004 (CIA, 2004)
    • 21.91 deaths per 1,000 live births in Anquilla 2004 (CIA, 2004)
    • 20.18 deaths per 1,000 live births in Antiqua and Barbuda 2004 (CIA, 2004)
    • 15.66 deaths per 1,000 live births in Argentina 2004 (CIA, 2004)
    • 24.16 deaths per 1,000 live births in Armenia 2004 (CIA, 2004)
    • 6.02 deaths per 1,000 live births in Aruba 2004 (CIA, 2004)
    • 4.76 deaths per 1,000 live births in Australia 2004 (CIA, 2004)
    • 4.68 deaths per 1,000 live births in Austria 2004 (CIA, 2004)
    • 82.07 deaths per 1,000 live births in Azerbaijan 2004 (CIA, 2004)
    • 25.7 deaths per 1,000 live births in The Bahamas 2004 (CIA, 2004)
    • 17.91 deaths per 1,000 live births in Bahrain 2004 (CIA, 2004)
    • 64.32 deaths per 1,000 live births in Bangladesh 2004 (CIA, 2004)
    • 12.61 deaths per 1,000 live births in Barbados 2004 (CIA, 2004)
    • 13.62 deaths per 1,000 live births in Belarus 2004 (CIA, 2004)
    • 4.76 deaths per 1,000 live births in Belgium 2004 (CIA, 2004)
    • 26.37 deaths per 1,000 live births in Belize 2004 (CIA, 2004)
    • 85.88 deaths per 1,000 live births in Benin 2004 (CIA, 2004)
    • 8.79 deaths per 1,000 live births in Bermuda 2004 (CIA, 2004)
    • 102.65 deaths per 1,000 live births in Bhutan 2004 (CIA, 2004)
    • 54.58 deaths per 1,000 live births in Bolivia 2004 (CIA, 2004)
    • 21.88 deaths per 1,000 live births in Bosnia and Herzegovina 2004 (CIA, 2004)
    • 69.98 deaths per 1,000 live births in Botswana 2004 (CIA, 2004)
    • 30.66 deaths per 1,000 live births in Brazil 2004 (CIA, 2004)
    • 18.05 deaths per 1,000 live births in British Virgin Islands 2004 (CIA, 2004)
    • 13.05 deaths per 1,000 live births in Brunei 2004 (CIA, 2004)
    • 21.31 deaths per 1,000 live births in Bulgaria 2004 (CIA, 2004)
    • 98.67 deaths per 1,000 live births in Burkina Faso 2004 (CIA, 2004)
    • 68.78 deaths per 1,000 live births in Burma 2004 (CIA, 2004)
    • 70.4 deaths per 1,000 live births in Burundi 2004 (CIA, 2004)
    • 73.67 deaths per 1,000 live births in Cambodia 2004 (CIA, 2004)
    • 69.18 deaths per 1,000 live births in Cameroon 004 (CIA, 2004)
    • 4.82 deaths per 1,000 live births in Canada 2004 (CIA, 2004)
    • 49.14 deaths per 1,000 live births in Cape Verde 2004 (CIA, 2004)
    • 8.41 deaths per 1,000 live births in Cayman Islands 2004 (CIA, 2004)
    • 92.15 deaths per 1,000 live births in Central African Republic 2004 (CIA, 2004)
    • 94.78 deaths per 1,000 live births in Chad 2004 (CIA, 2004)
    • 9.05 deaths per 1,000 live births in Chile 2004 (CIA, 2004)
    • 25.28 deaths per 1,000 live births in China 2004 (CIA, 2004)
    • 21.72 deaths per 1,000 live births in Colombia 2004 (CIA, 2004)
    • 77.22 deaths per 1,000 live births in Comoros 2004 (CIA, 2004)
    • 94.69 deaths per 1,000 live births in Democratic Republic of Congo 2004 (CIA, 2004)
    • 93.86 deaths per 1,000 live births in Republic of Congo 2004 (CIA, 2004)
    • 10.26 deaths per 1,000 live births in Costa Rica 2004 (CIA, 2004)
    • 97.1 deaths per 1,000 live births in Cote d’Ivoire 2004 (CIA, 2004)
    • 6.96 deaths per 1,000 live births in Croatia 2004 (CIA, 2004)
    • 6.45 deaths per 1,000 live births in Cuba 2004 (CIA, 2004)
    • 7.36 deaths per 1,000 live births in Cyprus 2004 (CIA, 2004)
    • 3.97 deaths per 1,000 live births in Czech Republic 2004 (CIA, 2004)
    • 4.63 deaths per 1,000 live births in Denmark 2004 (CIA, 2004)
    • 105.54 deaths per 1,000 live births in Djibouti 2004 (CIA, 2004)
    • 14.75 deaths per 1,000 live births in Dominica 2004 (CIA, 2004)
    • 33.28 deaths per 1,000 live births in Dominican Republic 2004 (CIA, 2004)
    • 48.86 deaths per 1,000 live births in East Timor 2004 (CIA, 2004)
    • 24.49 deaths per 1,000 live births in Ecuador 2004 (CIA, 2004)
    • 33.9 deaths per 1,000 live births in Egypt 2004 (CIA, 2004)
    • 25.93 deaths per 1,000 live births in El Salvador 2004 (CIA, 2004)
    • 87.08 deaths per 1,000 live births in Equatorial Guinea 2004 (CIA, 2004)
    • 75.59 deaths per 1,000 live births in Eritrea 2004 (CIA, 2004)
    • 8.08 deaths per 1,000 live births in Estonia 2004 (CIA, 2004)
    • 102.12 deaths per 1,000 live births in Ethiopia 2004 (CIA, 2004)
    • 6.38 deaths per 1,000 live births in Faroe Islands 2004 (CIA, 2004)
    • 12.99 deaths per 1,000 live births Fiji 2004 (CIA, 2004)
    • 3.59 deaths per 1,000 live births in Finland 2004 (CIA, 2004)
    • 4.31 deaths per 1,000 live births in France 2004 (CIA, 2004)
    • 12.46 deaths per 1,000 live births in French Guiana 2004 (CIA, 2004)
    • 8.61 deaths per 1,000 live births in French Polynesia 2004 (CIA, 2004)
    • 54.34 deaths per 1,000 live births in Gabon 2004 (CIA, 2004)
    • 73.48 deaths per 1,000 live births in Gambia 2004 (CIA, 2004)
    • 23.54 deaths per 1,000 live births in Gaza Strip 2004 (CIA, 2004)
    • 19.34 deaths per 1,000 live births in Georgia 2004 (CIA, 2004)
    • 4.2 deaths per 1,000 live births in Germany 2004 (CIA, 2004)
    • 52.22 deaths per 1,000 live births in Ghana 2004 (CIA, 2004)
    • 5.22 deaths per 1,000 live births in Gibraltar 2004 (CIA, 2004)
    • 5.63 deaths per 1,000 live births in Greece 2004 (CIA, 2004)
    • 16.31 deaths per 1,000 live births in Greenland 2004 (CIA, 2004)
    • 14.62 deaths per 1,000 live births in Grenada 2004 (CIA, 2004)
    • 8.83 deaths per 1,000 live births in Guadeloupe 2004 (CIA, 2004)
    • 7.15 deaths per 1,000 live births in Guam 2004 (CIA, 2004)
    • 36.91 deaths per 1,000 live births in Guatemala 2004 (CIA, 2004)
    • 4.78 deaths per 1,000 live births in Guernsey 2004 (CIA, 2004)
    • 91.82 deaths per 1,000 live births in Guinea 2004 (CIA, 2004)
    • 108.72 deaths per 1,000 live births in Guinea-Bissau 2004 (CIA, 2004)
    • 37.22 deaths per 1,000 live births in Guyana 2004 (CIA, 2004)
    • 74.37 deaths per 1,000 live births in Haiti 2004 (CIA, 2004)
    • 29.64 deaths per 1,000 live births in Honduras 2004 (CIA, 2004)
    • 2.97 deaths per 1,000 live births in Hong Kong 2004 (CIA, 2004)
    • 8.68 deaths per 1,000 live births in Hungary 2004 (CIA, 2004)
    • 3.31 deaths per 1,000 live births in Iceland 2004 (CIA, 2004)
    • 57.92 deaths per 1,000 live births in India 2004 (CIA, 2004)
    • 36.82 deaths per 1,000 live births in Indonesia2004 (CIA, 2004)
    • 42.86 deaths per 1,000 live births in Iran 2004 (CIA, 2004)
    • 52.73 deaths per 1,000 live births in Iraq 2004 (CIA, 2004)
    • 5.5 deaths per 1,000 live births in Ireland 2004 (CIA, 2004)
    • 7.21 deaths per 1,000 live births in Israel 2004 (CIA, 2004)
    • 6.07 deaths per 1,000 live births in Italy 2004 (CIA, 2004)
    • 12.81 deaths per 1,000 live births in Jamaica 2004 (CIA, 2004)
    • 3.28 deaths per 1,000 live births in Japan 2004 (CIA, 2004)
    • 5.33 deaths per 1,000 live births in Jersey 2004 (CIA, 2004)
    • 18.11 deaths per 1,000 live births in Jordan 2004 (CIA, 2004)
    • 30.54 deaths per 1,000 live births in Kazakhstan 2004 (CIA, 2004)
    • 62.62 deaths per 1,000 live births in Kenya 2004 (CIA, 2004)
    • 49.9 deaths per 1,000 live births in Kiribati 2004 (CIA, 2004)
    • 24.84 deaths per 1,000 live births in North Korea 2004 (CIA, 2004)
    • 7.18 deaths per 1,000 live births in South Korea 2004 (CIA, 2004)
    • 10.26 deaths per 1,000 live births in Kuwait 2004 (CIA, 2004)
    • 36.81 deaths per 1,000 live births in Kyrgyzstan 2004 (CIA, 2004)
    • 87.06 deaths per 1,000 live births in Laos 2004 (CIA, 2004)
    • 9.67 deaths per 1,000 live births in Latvia 2004 (CIA, 2004)
    • 25.48 deaths per 1,000 live births in Lebanon 2004 (CIA, 2004)
    • 85.22 deaths per 1,000 live births in Lesotho 2004 (CIA, 2004)
    • 130.51 deaths per 1,000 live births in Liberia 2004 (CIA, 2004)
    • 25.7 deaths per 1,000 live births in Libya 2004 (CIA, 2004)
    • 4.77 deaths per 1,000 live births in Liechenstein 2004 (CIA, 2004)
    • 7.133 deaths per 1,000 live births in Lithuania 2004 (CIA, 2004)
    • 4.88 deaths per 1,000 live births in Luxembourg 2004 (CIA, 2004)
    • 4.39 deaths per 1,000 live births in Macau 2004 (CIA, 2004)
    • 11.74 deaths per 1,000 live births in Macedonia 2004 (CIA, 2004)
    • 78.52 deaths per 1,000 live births in Madagascar 2004 (CIA, 2004)
    • 104.23 deaths per 1,000 live births in Malawi 2004 (CIA, 2004)
    • 18.35 deaths per 1,000 live births in Malaysia 2004 (CIA, 2004)
    • 58.32 deaths per 1,000 live births in Maldives 2004 (CIA, 2004)
    • 117.99 deaths per 1,000 live births in Mali 2004 (CIA, 2004)
    • 3.94 deaths per 1,000 live births in Malta 2004 (CIA, 2004)
    • 6.05 deaths per 1,000 live births in Isle of Man 2004 (CIA, 2004)
    • 30.5 deaths per 1,000 live births in Marshall Islands 2004 (CIA, 2004)
    • 7.27 deaths per 1,000 live births in Martinique 2004 (CIA, 2004)
    • 72.35 deaths per 1,000 live births in Mauritania 2004 (CIA, 2004)
    • 15.57 deaths per 1,000 live births in Mauritius 2004 (CIA, 2004)
    • 64.19 deaths per 1,000 live births in Mayotte 2004 (CIA, 2004)
    • 21.69 deaths per 1,000 live births in Mexico 2004 (CIA, 2004)
    • 31.28 deaths per 1,000 live births in Micornesia 2004 (CIA, 2004)
    • 41 deaths per 1,000 live births in Moldova 2004 (CIA, 2004)
    • 5.53 deaths per 1,000 live births in Monaco 2004 (CIA, 2004)
    • 55.45 deaths per 1,000 live births in Mongolia 2004 (CIA, 2004)
    • 7.56 deaths per 1,000 live births in Montserrat 2004 (CIA, 2004)
    • 43.25 deaths per 1,000 live births in Morocco 2004 (CIA, 2004)
    • 137.08 deaths per 1,000 live births in Mozambique 2004 (CIA, 2004)
    • 69.58 deaths per 1,000 live births in Namibia 2004 (CIA, 2004)
    • 10.14 deaths per 1,000 live births in Nauru 2004 (CIA, 2004)
    • 68.77 deaths per 1,000 live births in Nepal 2004 (CIA, 2004)
    • 5.11 deaths per 1,000 live births in Netherlands 2004 (CIA, 2004)
    • 10.37 deaths per 1,000 live births in Netherlands Antilles 2004 (CIA, 2004)
    • 7.89 deaths per 1,000 live births in New Caledonia 2004 (CIA, 2004)
    • 5.96 deaths per 1,000 live births in New Zealand 2004 (CIA, 2004)
    • 30.15 deaths per 1,000 live births in Nicaragua 2004 (CIA, 2004)
    • 122.66 deaths per 1,000 live births in Niger 2004 (CIA, 2004)
    • 70.49 deaths per 1,000 live births in Nigeria 2004 (CIA, 2004)
    • 7.25 deaths per 1,000 live births in Northern Mariana Islands 2004 (CIA, 2004)
    • 3.73 deaths per 1,000 live births in Norway 2004 (CIA, 2004)
    • 20.26 deaths per 1,000 live births in Oman 2004 (CIA, 2004)
    • 74.43 deaths per 1,000 live births in Pakistan 2004 (CIA, 2004)
    • 15.3 deaths per 1,000 live births in Palau 2004 (CIA, 2004)
    • 20.95 deaths per 1,000 live births in Panama 2004 (CIA, 2004)
    • 53.15 deaths per 1,000 live births in Papua New Guinea 2004 (CIA, 2004)
    • 26.67 deaths per 1,000 live births in Paraguay 2004 (CIA, 2004)
    • 32.95 deaths per 1,000 live births in Peru 2004 (CIA, 2004)
    • 24.24 deaths per 1,000 live births in Philippines 2004 (CIA, 2004)
    • 8.73 deaths per 1,000 live births in Poland 2004 (CIA, 2004)
    • 5.13 deaths per 1,000 live births in Portugal 2004 (CIA, 2004)
    • 8.37 deaths per 1,000 live births in Puerto Rico 2004 (CIA, 2004)
    • 19.32 deaths per 1,000 live births in Qatarf 2004 (CIA, 2004)
    • 7.95 deaths per 1,000 live births in Reunion 2004 (CIA, 2004)
    • 27.24 deaths per 1,000 live births in Romania 2004 (CIA, 2004)
    • 16.96 deaths per 1,000 live births in Russia 2004 (CIA, 2004)
    • 101.68 deaths per 1,000 live births in Rwanda 2004 (CIA, 2004)
    • 19.85 deaths per 1,000 live births in Saint Helena 2004 (CIA, 2004)
    • 14.94 deaths per 1,000 live births in Saint Kitts and Nevis 2004 (CIA, 2004)
    • 13.95 deaths per 1,000 live births in Saint Lucia 2004 (CIA, 2004)
    • 7.76 deaths per 1,000 live births in Saint Pierre and Mizuelon 2004 (CIA, 2004)
    • 15.24 deaths per 1,000 live births in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 2004 (CIA, 2004)
    • 5.84 deaths per 1,000 live births in San Marino 2004 (CIA, 2004)
    • 44.58 deaths per 1,000 live births in Sao Tome 2004 (CIA, 2004)
    • 13.7 deaths per 1,000 live births in Saudi Arabia 2004 (CIA, 2004)
    • 56.53 deaths per 1,000 live births in Senegal 2004 (CIA, 2004)
    • 13.43 deaths per 1,000 live births in Serbia and Montenegro 2004 (CIA, 2004)
    • 15.97 deaths per 1,000 live births in Seychelles 2004 (CIA, 2004)
    • 145.24 deaths per 1,000 live births Sierra Leone in 2004 (CIA, 2004)
    • 2.28 deaths per 1,000 live births in Singapore 2004 (CIA, 2004)
    • 7.62 deaths per 1,000 live births in Slovakia 2004 (CIA, 2004)
    • 4.5 deaths per 1,000 live births in Slovenia 2004 (CIA, 2004)
    • 22.09 deaths per 1,000 live births in Solomon Islands 2004 (CIA, 2004)
    • 118.52 deaths per 1,000 live births in Somalia 2004 (CIA, 2004)
    • 62.18 deaths per 1,000 live births in South Africa 2004 (CIA, 2004)
    • 4.48 deaths per 1,000 live births in Spain 2004 (CIA, 2004)
    • 14.78 deaths per 1,000 live births in Sri Lanka 2004 (CIA, 2004)
    • 64.05 deaths per 1,000 live births in Sudan 2004 (CIA, 2004)
    • 24.15 deaths per 1,000 live births in Suriname 2004 (CIA, 2004)
    • 68.35 deaths per 1,000 live births in Swaziland 2004 (CIA, 2004)
    • 2.77 deaths per 1,000 live births in Sweden 2004 (CIA, 2004)
    • 4.43 deaths per 1,000 live births in Switzerland 2004 (CIA, 2004)
    • 30.6 deaths per 1,000 live births in Syria 2004 (CIA, 2004)
    • 6.52 deaths per 1,000 live births in Taiwan 2004 (CIA, 2004)
    • 112.1 deaths per 1,000 live births in Tajikistan 2004 (CIA, 2004)
    • 102.13 deaths per 1,000 live births in Tanzania 2004 (CIA, 2004)
    • 21.14 deaths per 1,000 live births in Thailand 2004 (CIA, 2004)
    • 67.66 deaths per 1,000 live births in Togo 2004 (CIA, 2004)
    • 12.99 deaths per 1,000 live births in Tonga 2004 (CIA, 2004)
    • 24.64 deaths per 1,000 live births in Trinidad and Tobago 2004 (CIA, 2004)
    • 25.76 deaths per 1,000 live births in Tunisia 2004 (CIA, 2004)
    • 42.62 deaths per 1,000 live births in Turkey 2004 (CIA, 2004)
    • 73.13 deaths per 1,000 live births in Turkmenistan 2004 (CIA, 2004)
    • 16.27 deaths per 1,000 live births in Turks and Caicos Islands 2004 (CIA, 2004)
    • 20.69 deaths per 1,000 live births in Tuvalu 2004 (CIA, 2004)
    • 86.15 deaths per 1,000 live births in Uganda 2004 (CIA, 2004)
    • 20.61 deaths per 1,000 live births in Ukraine 2004 (CIA, 2004)
    • 15.06 deaths per 1,000 live births in United Arab Emirates 2004 (CIA, 2004)
    • 5.22 deaths per 1,000 live births in United Kingdom 2004 (CIA, 2004)
    • 6.63 deaths per 1,000 live births in United States 2004 (CIA, 2004)
    • 12.31 deaths per 1,000 live births in Uruguay 2004 (CIA, 2004)
    • 71.3 deaths per 1,000 live births in Uzbekistan 2004 (CIA, 2004)
    • 56.63 deaths per 1,000 live births in Vanuatu 2004 (CIA, 2004)
    • 22.99 deaths per 1,000 live births in Venezuela 2004 (CIA, 2004)
    • 29.88 deaths per 1,000 live births in Vietnam 2004 (CIA, 2004)
    • 8.21 deaths per 1,000 live births in Virgin Islands 2004 (CIA, 2004)
    • 20.16 deaths per 1,000 live births in West Bank 2004 (CIA, 2004)
    • 50.31 deaths per 1,000 live births worldwide 2004 (CIA, 2004)
    • 63.26 deaths per 1,000 live births in Yemen 2004 (CIA, 2004)
    • 98.4 deaths per 1,000 live births in Zambia 2004 (CIA, 2004)
    • 67.08 deaths per 1,000 live births in Zimbabwe 2004 (CIA, 2004)
  • Death statistics by state in Australia:
    • 4.6 babies died per 1,000 live births in New South Wales 2002 (ABS Cat. No. 3302.0, Australia’s Health 2004, AIHW)
    • 5.0 babies died per 1,000 live births in Victoria 2002 (ABS Cat. No. 3302.0, Australia’s Health 2004, AIHW)
    • 5.8 babies died per 1,000 live births in Queensland 2002 (ABS Cat. No. 3302.0, Australia’s Health 2004, AIHW)
    • 4.3 babies died per 1,000 live births in Western Australia 2002 (ABS Cat. No. 3302.0, Australia’s Health 2004, AIHW)
    • 5.1 babies died per 1,000 live births in South Australia 2002 (ABS Cat. No. 3302.0, Australia’s Health 2004, AIHW)
    • 6.2 babies died per 1,000 live births in Tasmania 2002 (ABS Cat. No. 3302.0, Australia’s Health 2004, AIHW)
    • 3.4 babies died per 1,000 live births in Australian Capital Territory 2002 (ABS Cat. No. 3302.0, Australia’s Health 2004, AIHW)
    • 11.3 babies died per 1,000 live births in Northern Australia 2002 (ABS Cat. No. 3302.0, Australia’s Health 2004, AIHW)
    • 5.0 babies died per 1,000 live births in Australia 2002 (ABS Cat. No. 3302.0, Australia’s Health 2004, AIHW)
  • Perinatal death statistics by state in Australia:
    • 8.0 perinatal babies died per 1,000 births in Australia 2002 (ABS Cat. No. 3303.0, Australia’s Health 2004, AIHW)
    • 7.2 perinatal babies died per 1,000 births in New South Wales 2002 (ABS Cat. No. 3303.0, Australia’s Health 2004, AIHW)
    • 8.3 perinatal babies died per 1,000 births in Victoria 2002 (ABS Cat. No. 3303.0, Australia’s Health 2004, AIHW)
    • 8.8 perinatal babies died per 1,000 births in Queensland 2002 (ABS Cat. No. 3303.0, Australia’s Health 2004, AIHW)
    • 7.1 perinatal babies died per 1,000 births in Western Australia 2002 (ABS Cat. No. 3303.0, Australia’s Health 2004, AIHW)
    • 8.3 perinatal babies died per 1,000 births in South Australia 2002 (ABS Cat. No. 3303.0, Australia’s Health 2004, AIHW)
    • 12.9 perinatal babies died per 1,000 births in Tasmania 2002 (ABS Cat. No. 3303.0, Australia’s Health 2004, AIHW)
    • 5.6 perinatal babies died per 1,000 births in Australian Capital Territory 2002 (ABS Cat. No. 3303.0, Australia’s Health 2004, AIHW)
    • 10.4 perinatal babies died per 1,000 births in the Northern Territory 2002 (ABS Cat. No. 3303.0, Australia’s Health 2004, AIHW)
  • Neonatal (first 28 days) death statistics for various countries worldwide:
    • 3.9 neonatal babies died per 1,000 live births in Canada 1998 (ABS WHO 2004; UN 2002; ABS 2003b, Australia’s Health 2004, AIHW)
    • 2.7 neonatal babies died per 1,000 live births in Czech Republic 2000 (ABS WHO 2004; UN 2002; ABS 2003b, Australia’s Health 2004, AIHW)
    • 4.3 neonatal babies died per 1,000 live births in Denmark 1997 (ABS WHO 2004; UN 2002; ABS 2003b, Australia’s Health 2004, AIHW)
    • 2.6 neonatal babies died per 1,000 live births in Finland 2000 (ABS WHO 2004; UN 2002; ABS 2003b, Australia’s Health 2004, AIHW)
    • 3.0 neonatal babies died per 1,000 live births in France 1999 (ABS WHO 2004; UN 2002; ABS 2003b, Australia’s Health 2004, AIHW)
    • 3.1 neonatal babies died per 1,000 live births in Germany 1999 (ABS WHO 2004; UN 2002; ABS 2003b, Australia’s Health 2004, AIHW)
    • 4.8 neonatal babies died per 1,000 live births in Greece 1999 (ABS WHO 2004; UN 2002; ABS 2003b, Australia’s Health 2004, AIHW)
    • 6.8 neonatal babies died per 1,000 live births in Hungary 2000 (ABS WHO 2004; UN 2002; ABS 2003b, Australia’s Health 2004, AIHW)
    • 4.2 neonatal babies died per 1,000 live births in Ireland 1999 (ABS WHO 2004; UN 2002; ABS 2003b, Australia’s Health 2004, AIHW)
    • 4.1 neonatal babies died per 1,000 live births in Italy 1999 (ABS WHO 2004; UN 2002; ABS 2003b, Australia’s Health 2004, AIHW)
    • 1.9 neonatal babies died per 1,000 live births in Japan 1999 (ABS WHO 2004; UN 2002; ABS 2003b, Australia’s Health 2004, AIHW)
    • 4.3 neonatal babies died per 1,000 live births in Netherlands 1998 (ABS WHO 2004; UN 2002; ABS 2003b, Australia’s Health 2004, AIHW)
    • 3.6 neonatal babies died per 1,000 live births in New Zealand 2000 (ABS WHO 2004; UN 2002; ABS 2003b, Australia’s Health 2004, AIHW)
    • 3.3 neonatal babies died per 1,000 live births in Norway 1999 (ABS WHO 2004; UN 2002; ABS 2003b, Australia’s Health 2004, AIHW)
    • 6.2 neonatal babies died per 1,000 live births in Poland 2000 (ABS WHO 2004; UN 2002; ABS 2003b, Australia’s Health 2004, AIHW)
    • 3.9 neonatal babies died per 1,000 live births in Portugal 2000 (ABS WHO 2004; UN 2002; ABS 2003b, Australia’s Health 2004, AIHW)
    • 6.1 neonatal babies died per 1,000 live births in Slovakia 2000 (ABS WHO 2004; UN 2002; ABS 2003b, Australia’s Health 2004, AIHW)
    • 3.2 neonatal babies died per 1,000 live births in Spain 1998 (ABS WHO 2004; UN 2002; ABS 2003b, Australia’s Health 2004, AIHW)
    • 2.9 neonatal babies died per 1,000 live births in Sweden 1999 (ABS WHO 2004; UN 2002; ABS 2003b, Australia’s Health 2004, AIHW)
    • 4.0 neonatal babies died per 1,000 live births in Switzerland 1998 (ABS WHO 2004; UN 2002; ABS 2003b, Australia’s Health 2004, AIHW)
    • 4.3 neonatal babies died per 1,000 live births in the UK 1999 (ABS WHO 2004; UN 2002; ABS 2003b, Australia’s Health 2004, AIHW)
    • 5.1 neonatal babies died per 1,000 live births in the US 1999 (ABS WHO 2004; UN 2002; ABS 2003b, Australia’s Health 2004, AIHW)
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Deaths from Childbirth

Between 3 and 5 percent of pregnancies among women with diabetes result in death of the newborn; the rate for women who do not have diabetes is 1.5 percent. (Source: excerpt from Diabetes Statistics in the United States: NIDDK)

Society statistics for Childbirth

Cost statistics for Childbirth:

The following are statistics from various sources about costs and Childbirth:

  • Estimated $733,102,000 spent in public hospitals on pregnancy, childbirth and puerperium disorders in Australia 2001-02 (AIHW National Hospital Morbidity Database, Australia’s Health 2004, AIHW)
  • Estimated $315,782,000 spent in public hospitals on pregnancy, childbirth and puerperium in Australia 2001-02 (AIHW National Hospital Morbidity Database, Australia’s Health 2004, AIHW)
  • Estimated $345,194,000 spent in public hospitals on newborns and neonates in Australia 2001-02 (AIHW National Hospital Morbidity Database, Australia’s Health 2004, AIHW)
  • Estimated $56,932,000 spent in public hospitals on newborns and neonates in Australia 2001-02 (AIHW National Hospital Morbidity Database, Australia’s Health 2004, AIHW)

Hospitalization statistics for Childbirth:

The following are statistics from various sources about hospitalizations and Childbirth:

  • 24.0% of hospitalisations for pregnancy, childbirth and the puerperium in public hospitals are single day in Australia 2001-02 (AIHW National Hospital Morbidity Database, Australia’s Health 2004, AIHW)
  • 300,644 admissions to public hospitals because of pregnancy, childbirth and the puerperium in Australia 2001-02 (AIHW National Hospital Morbidity Database, Australia’s Health 2004, AIHW)
  • 5.1% of hospitalisations for pregnancy, childbirth and the puerperium disorders in private hospitals are single day in Australia 2001-02 (AIHW National Hospital Morbidity Database, Australia’s Health 2004, AIHW)
  • 71,979 patient days spent in private hospitals for pregnancy, childbirth and the puerperium disorders in Australia 2001-02 (AIHW National Hospital Morbidity Database, Australia’s Health 2004, AIHW)
  • 856,956 patient days spent in public hospitals for pregnancy, childbirth and the puerperium in Australia 2001-02 (AIHW National Hospital Morbidity Database, Australia’s Health 2004, AIHW)
  • 9,975 admissions to private hospitals because of pregnancy, childbirth and the puerperium disorders in Australia 2001-02 (AIHW National Hospital Morbidity Database, Australia’s Health 2004, AIHW)
  • 7.37% (940,425) of hospital episodes were for complications of labour and delivery in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 98% of hospital consultations for complications of labour and delivery required hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 7% of hospital admissions for complications of labour and delivery required emergency hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 1.9 days was the mean length of stay in hospitals for complications of labour and delivery in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 1 day was the median length of stay in hospitals for complications of labour and delivery in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 28 was the mean age of patients hospitalised for complications of labour and delivery in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 100% of hospitalisations for complications of labour and delivery occurred in 15-59 year olds in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 0% of hospitalisations for complications of labour and delivery occurred in people over 75 in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 2% of hospitalisations for complications of labour and delivery were single day episodes in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 3.24% (1,697,718) of hospital bed days were for complications of labour and delivery in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 0.79% (100,267) of hospital episodes were for delivery in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 99% of hospital consultations for delivery required hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 0% of hospital admissions for delivery required emergency hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 2 days was the mean length of stay in hospitals for delivery in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 1 day was the median length of stay in hospitals for delivery in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 28 was the mean age of patients hospitalised for delivery in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 100% of hospitalisations for delivery occurred in 15-59 year olds in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 0% of hospitalisations for delivery occurred in people over 75 in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 0% of hospitalisations for delivery were single day episodes in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 0.37% (195,445) of hospital bed days were for delivery in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 0.277% (35,346) of hospital consultant episodes were for premature rupture of membranes in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 98% of hospital consultant episodes for premature rupture of membranes required hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 100% of hospital consultant episodes for premature rupture of membranes were for women in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 1% of hospital consultant episodes for premature rupture of membranes required emergency hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 2.3 days was the mean length of stay in hospitals for premature rupture of membranes in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 1 days was the median length of stay in hospitals for premature rupture of membranes in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 29 was the mean age of patients hospitalised for premature rupture of membranes in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 100% of hospital consultant episodes for premature rupture of membranes occurred in 15-59 year olds in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 0% of hospital consultant episodes for premature rupture of membranes occurred in people over 75 in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 0% of hospital consultant episodes for premature rupture of membranes were single day episodes in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 0.15% (77,419) of hospital bed days were for premature rupture of membranes in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 0.487% (62,098) of hospital consultant episodes were for false labour in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 99% of hospital consultant episodes for false labour required hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 100% of hospital consultant episodes for false labour were for women in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 1% of hospital consultant episodes for false labour required emergency hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 0.5 days was the mean length of stay in hospitals for false labour in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 0 days was the median length of stay in hospitals for false labour in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 27 was the mean age of patients hospitalised for false labour in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 100% of hospital consultant episodes for false labour occurred in 15-59 year olds in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 0% of hospital consultant episodes for false labour occurred in people over 75 in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 0% of hospital consultant episodes for false labour were single day episodes in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 0.063% (33,232) of hospital bed days were for false labour in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 0.19% (24,506) of hospital consultant episodes were for prolonged pregnancy in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 98% of hospital consultant episodes for prolonged pregnancy required hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 100% of hospital consultant episodes for prolonged pregnancy were for women in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 0% of hospital consultant episodes for prolonged pregnancy required emergency hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 2.2 days was the mean length of stay in hospitals for prolonged pregnancy in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 2 days was the median length of stay in hospitals for prolonged pregnancy in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 28 was the mean age of patients hospitalised for prolonged pregnancy in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 100% of hospital consultant episodes for prolonged pregnancy occurred in 15-59 year olds in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 0% of hospital consultant episodes for prolonged pregnancy occurred in people over 75 in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 1% of hospital consultant episodes for prolonged pregnancy were single day episodes in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 0.097% (50,996) of hospital bed days were for prolonged pregnancy in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 0.086% (10,916) of hospital consultant episodes were for preterm delivery in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 97% of hospital consultant episodes for preterm delivery required hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 100% of hospital consultant episodes for preterm delivery were for women in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 1% of hospital consultant episodes for preterm delivery required emergency hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 4.8 days was the mean length of stay in hospitals for preterm delivery in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 3 days was the median length of stay in hospitals for preterm delivery in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 28 was the mean age of patients hospitalised for preterm delivery in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 100% of hospital consultant episodes for preterm delivery occurred in 15-59 year olds in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 0% of hospital consultant episodes for preterm delivery occurred in people over 75 in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 0% of hospital consultant episodes for preterm delivery were single day episodes in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 0.096% (50,397) of hospital bed days were for preterm delivery in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 0.022% (2,837) of hospital consultant episodes were for failed induction of labour in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 97% of hospital consultant episodes for failed induction of labour required hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 100% of hospital consultant episodes for failed induction of labour were for women in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 1% of hospital consultant episodes for failed induction of labour required emergency hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 5.5 days was the mean length of stay in hospitals for failed induction of labour in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 5 days was the median length of stay in hospitals for failed induction of labour in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 30 was the mean age of patients hospitalised for failed induction of labour in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 100% of hospital consultant episodes for failed induction of labour occurred in 15-59 year olds in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 0% of hospital consultant episodes for failed induction of labour occurred in people over 75 in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 0% of hospital consultant episodes for failed induction of labour were single day episodes in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 0.029% (15,243) of hospital bed days were for failed induction of labour in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 0.059% (7,508) of hospital consultant episodes were for abnormalities of forces of labour in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 96% of hospital consultant episodes for abnormalities of forces of labour required hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 100% of hospital consultant episodes for abnormalities of forces of labour were for women in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 0% of hospital consultant episodes for abnormalities of forces of labour required emergency hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 3.1 days was the mean length of stay in hospitals for abnormalities of forces of labour in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 3 days was the median length of stay in hospitals for abnormalities of forces of labour in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 29 was the mean age of patients hospitalised for abnormalities of forces of labour in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 100% of hospital consultant episodes for abnormalities of forces of labour occurred in 15-59 year olds in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 0% of hospital consultant episodes for abnormalities of forces of labour occurred in people over 75 in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 0% of hospital consultant episodes for abnormalities of forces of labour were single day episodes in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 0.04% (21,576) of hospital bed days were for abnormalities of forces of labour in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 0.33% (42,467) of hospital consultant episodes were for long labour in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 94% of hospital consultant episodes for long labour required hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 100% of hospital consultant episodes for long labour were for women in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 0% of hospital consultant episodes for long labour required emergency hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 3.5 days was the mean length of stay in hospitals for long labour in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 3 days was the median length of stay in hospitals for long labour in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 29 was the mean age of patients hospitalised for long labour in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 100% of hospital consultant episodes for long labour occurred in 15-59 year olds in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 0% of hospital consultant episodes for long labour occurred in people over 75 in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 0% of hospital consultant episodes for long labour were single day episodes in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 0.265% (139,115) of hospital bed days were for long labour in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 0.065% (8,335) of hospital consultant episodes were for obstruct labour due to malposition and malpresentation of fetus in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 94% of hospital consultant episodes for obstruct labour due to malposition and malpresentation of fetus required hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 100% of hospital consultant episodes for obstruct labour due to malposition and malpresentation of fetus were for women in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 1% of hospital consultant episodes for obstruct labour due to malposition and malpresentation of fetus required emergency hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 4.3 days was the mean length of stay in hospitals for obstruct labour due to malposition and malpresentation of fetus in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 4 days was the median length of stay in hospitals for obstruct labour due to malposition and malpresentation of fetus in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 29 was the mean age of patients hospitalised for obstruct labour due to malposition and malpresentation of fetus in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 100% of hospital consultant episodes for obstruct labour due to malposition and malpresentation of fetus occurred in 15-59 year olds in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 0% of hospital consultant episodes for obstruct labour due to malposition and malpresentation of fetus occurred in people over 75 in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 0% of hospital consultant episodes for obstruct labour due to malposition and malpresentation of fetus were single day episodes in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 0.064% (33,440) of hospital bed days were for obstruct labour due to malposition and malpresentation of fetus in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 0.007% (950) of hospital consultant episodes were for obstructed labour due to maternal pelvic abnormality in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 97% of hospital consultant episodes for obstructed labour due to maternal pelvic abnormality required hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 100% of hospital consultant episodes for obstructed labour due to maternal pelvic abnormality were for obstructed labour due to maternal pelvic abnormality women in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 1% of hospital consultant episodes for obstructed labour due to maternal pelvic abnormality required emergency hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 3.5 days was the mean length of stay in hospitals for obstructed labour due to maternal pelvic abnormality in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 3 days was the median length of stay in hospitals for obstructed labour due to maternal pelvic abnormality in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 29was the mean age of patients hospitalised for obstructed labour due to maternal pelvic abnormality in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 100% of hospital consultant episodes for obstructed labour due to maternal pelvic abnormality occurred in 15-59 year olds in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 0% of hospital consultant episodes for obstructed labour due to maternal pelvic abnormality occurred in people over 75 in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 0% of hospital consultant episodes for obstructed labour due to maternal pelvic abnormality were single day episodes in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 0.006% (3,240) of hospital bed days were for obstructed labour due to maternal pelvic abnormality in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 0.005% (611) of hospital consultant episodes were for labour and delivery complications by intrapartum haemorrhage in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 96% of hospital consultant episodes for labour and delivery complications by intrapartum haemorrhage required hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 100% of hospital consultant episodes for labour and delivery complications by intrapartum haemorrhage were for women in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 2% of hospital consultant episodes for labour and delivery complications by intrapartum haemorrhage required emergency hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 3.6 days was the mean length of stay in hospitals for labour and delivery complications by intrapartum haemorrhage in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 3 days was the median length of stay in hospitals for labour and delivery complications by intrapartum haemorrhage in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 30 was the mean age of patients hospitalised for labour and delivery complications by intrapartum haemorrhage in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 99% of hospital consultant episodes for labour and delivery complications by intrapartum haemorrhage occurred in 15-59 year olds in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 0% of hospital consultant episodes for labour and delivery complications by intrapartum haemorrhage occurred in people over 75 in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 0% of hospital consultant episodes for labour and delivery complications by intrapartum haemorrhage were single day episodes in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 0.004% (2,033) of hospital bed days were for labour and delivery complications by intrapartum haemorrhage in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 0.56% (71,872) of hospital consultant episodes were for labour and delivery complicated by fetal stress in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 96% of hospital consultant episodes for labour and delivery complicated by fetal stress required hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 100% of hospital consultant episodes for labour and delivery complicated by fetal stress were for women in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 1% of hospital consultant episodes for labour and delivery complicated by fetal stress required emergency hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 3.2 days was the mean length of stay in hospitals for labour and delivery complicated by fetal stress in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 3 days was the median length of stay in hospitals for labour and delivery complicated by fetal stress in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 29 was the mean age of patients hospitalised for labour and delivery complicated by fetal stress in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 100% of hospital consultant episodes for labour and delivery complicated by fetal stress occurred in 15-59 year olds in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 0% of hospital consultant episodes for labour and delivery complicated by fetal stress occurred in people over 75 in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 0% of hospital consultant episodes for labour and delivery complicated by fetal stress were single day episodes in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 0.42% (219,719) of hospital bed days were for labour and delivery complicated by fetal stress in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 0.046% (5,923) of hospital consultant episodes were for labour and delivery complicated by umbilical cord comp in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 98% of hospital consultant episodes for labour and delivery complicated by umbilical cord comp required hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 100% of hospital consultant episodes for labour and delivery complicated by umbilical cord comp were for women in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 1% of hospital consultant episodes for labour and delivery complicated by umbilical cord comp required emergency hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 2.5 days was the mean length of stay in hospitals for labour and delivery complicated by umbilical cord comp in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 2 days was the median length of stay in hospitals for labour and delivery complicated by umbilical cord comp in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 28 was the mean age of patients hospitalised for labour and delivery complicated by umbilical cord comp in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 100% of hospital consultant episodes for labour and delivery complicated by umbilical cord comp occurred in 15-59 year olds in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 0% of hospital consultant episodes for labour and delivery complicated by umbilical cord comp occurred in people over 75 in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 0% of hospital consultant episodes for labour and delivery complicated by umbilical cord comp were single day episodes in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 0.026% (13,828) of hospital bed days were for labour and delivery complicated by umbilical cord comp in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 1.002% (127,815) of hospital consultant episodes were for perineal laceration during delivery in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 99% of hospital consultant episodes for perineal laceration during delivery required hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 100% of hospital consultant episodes for perineal laceration during delivery were for women in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 0% of hospital consultant episodes for perineal laceration during delivery required emergency hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 2 days was the mean length of stay in hospitals for perineal laceration during delivery in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 1 days was the median length of stay in hospitals for perineal laceration during delivery in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 29 was the mean age of patients hospitalised for perineal laceration during delivery in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 100% of hospital consultant episodes for perineal laceration during delivery occurred in 15-59 year olds in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 0% of hospital consultant episodes for perineal laceration during delivery occurred in people over 75 in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 0% of hospital consultant episodes for perineal laceration during delivery were single day episodes in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 0.46% (239,179) of hospital bed days were for perineal laceration during delivery in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 0.097% (12,373) of hospital consultant episodes were for postpartum haemorrhage in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 96% of hospital consultant episodes for postpartum haemorrhage required hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 100% of hospital consultant episodes for postpartum haemorrhage were for women in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 13% of hospital consultant episodes for postpartum haemorrhage required emergency hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 2.5 days was the mean length of stay in hospitals for postpartum haemorrhage in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 2 days was the median length of stay in hospitals for postpartum haemorrhage in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 29 was the mean age of patients hospitalised for postpartum haemorrhage in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 99% of hospital consultant episodes for postpartum haemorrhage occurred in 15-59 year olds in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 0% of hospital consultant episodes for postpartum haemorrhage occurred in people over 75 in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 1% of hospital consultant episodes for postpartum haemorrhage were single day episodes in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 0.056% (29,511) of hospital bed days were for postpartum haemorrhage in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 0.021% (2,663) of hospital consultant episodes were for retained placenta and membranes without haemorrhage in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 94% of hospital consultant episodes for retained placenta and membranes without haemorrhage required hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 100% of hospital consultant episodes for retained placenta and membranes without haemorrhage were for women in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 6% of hospital consultant episodes for retained placenta and membranes without haemorrhage required emergency hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 2.2 days was the mean length of stay in hospitals for retained placenta and membranes without haemorrhage in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 2 days was the median length of stay in hospitals for retained placenta and membranes without haemorrhage in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 29 was the mean age of patients hospitalised for retained placenta and membranes without haemorrhage in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 100% of hospital consultant episodes for retained placenta and membranes without haemorrhage occurred in 15-59 year olds in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 0% of hospital consultant episodes for retained placenta and membranes without haemorrhage occurred in people over 75 in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 1% of hospital consultant episodes for retained placenta and membranes without haemorrhage were single day episodes in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 0.01% (5,432) of hospital bed days were for retained placenta and membranes without haemorrhage in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 0.001% (164) of hospital consultant episodes were for complications of anaesthesia during labour and delivery in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 95% of hospital consultant episodes for complications of anaesthesia during labour and delivery required hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 100% of hospital consultant episodes for complications of anaesthesia during labour and delivery were for women in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 2% of hospital consultant episodes for complications of anaesthesia during labour and delivery required emergency hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 2.2 days was the mean length of stay in hospitals for complications of anaesthesia during labour and delivery in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 1 days was the median length of stay in hospitals for complications of anaesthesia during labour and delivery in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 28 was the mean age of patients hospitalised for complications of anaesthesia during labour and delivery in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 99% of hospital consultant episodes for complications of anaesthesia during labour and delivery occurred in 15-59 year olds in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 0% of hospital consultant episodes for complications of anaesthesia during labour and delivery occurred in people over 75 in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 0% of hospital consultant episodes for complications of anaesthesia during labour and delivery were single day episodes in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 0.001% (353) of hospital bed days were for complications of anaesthesia during labour and delivery in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 0.68% (86,432) of hospital consultant episodes were for single spontaneous delivery in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 99% of hospital consultant episodes for single spontaneous delivery required hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 100% of hospital consultant episodes for single spontaneous delivery were for women in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 0% of hospital consultant episodes for single spontaneous delivery required emergency hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 1.6 days was the mean length of stay in hospitals for single spontaneous delivery in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 1 days was the median length of stay in hospitals for single spontaneous delivery in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 28 was the mean age of patients hospitalised for single spontaneous delivery in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 100% of hospital consultant episodes for single spontaneous delivery occurred in 15-59 year olds in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 0% of hospital consultant episodes for single spontaneous delivery occurred in people over 75 in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 0% of hospital consultant episodes for single spontaneous delivery were single day episodes in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 0.262% (137,328) of hospital bed days were for single spontaneous delivery in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 0.015% (1,898) of hospital consultant episodes were for single delivery by forceps and vacuum extractor in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 98% of hospital consultant episodes for single delivery by forceps and vacuum extractor required hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 100% of hospital consultant episodes for single delivery by forceps and vacuum extractor were for women in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 0% of hospital consultant episodes for single delivery by forceps and vacuum extractor required emergency hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 2.8 days was the mean length of stay in hospitals for single delivery by forceps and vacuum extractor in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 2 days was the median length of stay in hospitals for single delivery by forceps and vacuum extractor in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 29 was the mean age of patients hospitalised for single delivery by forceps and vacuum extractor in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 100% of hospital consultant episodes for single delivery by forceps and vacuum extractor occurred in 15-59 year olds in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 0% of hospital consultant episodes for single delivery by forceps and vacuum extractor occurred in people over 75 in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 0% of hospital consultant episodes for single delivery by forceps and vacuum extractor were single day episodes in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 0.01% (5,249 ) of hospital bed days were for single delivery by forceps and vacuum extractor in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 0.089% (11,372) of hospital consultant episodes were for single delivery by caesarean section in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 99% of hospital consultant episodes for single delivery by caesarean section required hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 100% of hospital consultant episodes for single delivery by caesarean section were for women in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 0% of hospital consultant episodes for single delivery by caesarean section required emergency hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 4.5 days was the mean length of stay in hospitals for single delivery by caesarean section in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 4 days was the median length of stay in hospitals for single delivery by caesarean section in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 32 was the mean age of patients hospitalised for single delivery by caesarean section in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 100% of hospital consultant episodes for single delivery by caesarean section occurred in 15-59 year olds in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 0% of hospital consultant episodes for single delivery by caesarean section occurred in people over 75 in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 0% of hospital consultant episodes for single delivery by caesarean section were single day episodes in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 0.095% (49,950) of hospital bed days were for single delivery by caesarean section in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 0.003% (421) of hospital consultant episodes were for multiple delivery in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 99% of hospital consultant episodes for multiple delivery required hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 100% of hospital consultant episodes for multiple delivery were for women in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 0% of hospital consultant episodes for multiple delivery required emergency hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 6.3 days was the mean length of stay in hospitals for multiple delivery in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 5 days was the median length of stay in hospitals for multiple delivery in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 32 was the mean age of patients hospitalised for multiple delivery in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 100% of hospital consultant episodes for multiple delivery occurred in 15-59 year olds in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 0% of hospital consultant episodes for multiple delivery occurred in people over 75 in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 0% of hospital consultant episodes for multiple delivery were single day episodes in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 0.005% (2,675) of hospital bed days were for multiple delivery in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 0.005% (590) of hospital consultant episodes were for puerperal sepsis in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 93% of hospital consultant episodes for puerperal sepsis required hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 100% of hospital consultant episodes for puerperal sepsis were for women in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 34% of hospital consultant episodes for puerperal sepsis required emergency hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 2.4 days was the mean length of stay in hospitals for puerperal sepsis in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 1 days was the median length of stay in hospitals for puerperal sepsis in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 28 was the mean age of patients hospitalised for puerperal sepsis in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 99% of hospital consultant episodes for puerperal sepsis occurred in 15-59 year olds in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 0% of hospital consultant episodes for puerperal sepsis occurred in people over 75 in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 0% of hospital consultant episodes for puerperal sepsis were single day episodes in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 0.003% (1,313) of hospital bed days were for puerperal sepsis in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 0.017% (2,135) of hospital consultant episodes were for other puerperal infections in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 97% of hospital consultant episodes for other puerperal infections required hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 100% of hospital consultant episodes for other puerperal infections were for women in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 14% of hospital consultant episodes for other puerperal infections required emergency hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 2.8 days was the mean length of stay in hospitals for other puerperal infections in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 2 days was the median length of stay in hospitals for other puerperal infections in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 29 was the mean age of patients hospitalised for other puerperal infections in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 100% of hospital consultant episodes for other puerperal infections occurred in 15-59 year olds in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 0% of hospital consultant episodes for other puerperal infections occurred in people over 75 in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 0% of hospital consultant episodes for other puerperal infections were single day episodes in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 0.01% (5,284) of hospital bed days were for other puerperal infections in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 0.004% (482) of hospital consultant episodes were for venous complications of puerperium in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 90% of hospital consultant episodes for venous complications of puerperium required hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 100% of hospital consultant episodes for venous complications of puerperium were for women in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 26% of hospital consultant episodes for venous complications of puerperium required emergency hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 2.7 days was the mean length of stay in hospitals for venous complications of puerperium in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 2 days was the median length of stay in hospitals for venous complications of puerperium in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 30 was the mean age of patients hospitalised for venous complications of puerperium in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 100% of hospital consultant episodes for venous complications of puerperium occurred in 15-59 year olds in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 0% of hospital consultant episodes for venous complications of puerperium occurred in people over 75 in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 2% of hospital consultant episodes for venous complications of puerperium were single day episodes in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 0.002% (1,140) of hospital bed days were for venous complications of puerperium in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 0.002% (242) of hospital consultant episodes were for obstetric embolism in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 79% of hospital consultant episodes for obstetric embolism required hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 100% of hospital consultant episodes for obstetric embolism were for women in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 48% of hospital consultant episodes for obstetric embolism required emergency hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 5.3 days was the mean length of stay in hospitals for obstetric embolism in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 4 days was the median length of stay in hospitals for obstetric embolism in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 30 was the mean age of patients hospitalised for obstetric embolism in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 100% of hospital consultant episodes for obstetric embolism occurred in 15-59 year olds in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 0% of hospital consultant episodes for obstetric embolism occurred in people over 75 in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 1% of hospital consultant episodes for obstetric embolism were single day episodes in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 0.002% (1,053) of hospital bed days were for obstetric embolism in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 0.002% (264) of hospital consultant episodes were for complications of anaesthesia during the puerperium in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 96% of hospital consultant episodes for complications of anaesthesia during the puerperium required hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 100% of hospital consultant episodes for complications of anaesthesia during the puerperium were for women in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 7% of hospital consultant episodes for complications of anaesthesia during the puerperium required emergency hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 1.6 days was the mean length of stay in hospitals for complications of anaesthesia during the puerperium in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 1 days was the median length of stay in hospitals for complications of anaesthesia during the puerperium in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 27 was the mean age of patients hospitalised for complications of anaesthesia during the puerperium in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 100% of hospital consultant episodes for complications of anaesthesia during the puerperium occurred in 15-59 year olds in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 0% of hospital consultant episodes for complications of anaesthesia during the puerperium occurred in people over 75 in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 0% of hospital consultant episodes for complications of anaesthesia during the puerperium were single day episodes in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 0.001% (413) of hospital bed days were for complications of anaesthesia during the puerperium in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 0.004% (459) of hospital consultant episodes were for infections of breast associated with childbirth in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 93% of hospital consultant episodes for infections of breast associated with childbirth required hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 100% of hospital consultant episodes for infections of breast associated with childbirth were for women in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 60% of hospital consultant episodes for infections of breast associated with childbirth required emergency hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 2.2 days was the mean length of stay in hospitals for infections of breast associated with childbirth in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 2 days was the median length of stay in hospitals for infections of breast associated with childbirth in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 30 was the mean age of patients hospitalised for infections of breast associated with childbirth in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 100% of hospital consultant episodes for infections of breast associated with childbirth occurred in 15-59 year olds in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 0% of hospital consultant episodes for infections of breast associated with childbirth occurred in people over 75 in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 2% of hospital consultant episodes for infections of breast associated with childbirth were single day episodes in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 0.002% (916) of hospital bed days were for infections of breast associated with childbirth in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 0.002% (252) of hospital consultant episodes were for other disorders of breast and lactation associated with childbirth in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 98% of hospital consultant episodes for other disorders of breast and lactation associated with childbirth required hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 100% of hospital consultant episodes for other disorders of breast and lactation associated with childbirth were for women in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 4% of hospital consultant episodes for other disorders of breast and lactation associated with childbirth required emergency hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 2.7 days was the mean length of stay in hospitals for other disorders of breast and lactation associated with childbirth in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 2 days was the median length of stay in hospitals for other disorders of breast and lactation associated with childbirth in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 29 was the mean age of patients hospitalised for other disorders of breast and lactation associated with childbirth in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 99% of hospital consultant episodes for other disorders of breast and lactation associated with childbirth occurred in 15-59 year olds in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 0% of hospital consultant episodes for other disorders of breast and lactation associated with childbirth occurred in people over 75 in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 1% of hospital consultant episodes for other disorders of breast and lactation associated with childbirth were single day episodes in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 0.001% (661) of hospital bed days were for other disorders of breast and lactation associated with childbirth in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 0.003% (341) of hospital consultant episodes were for mental and behavioural disorders associated with the puerperium in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 94% of hospital consultant episodes for mental and behavioural disorders associated with the puerperium required hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 0% of hospital consultant episodes for mental and behavioural disorders associated with the puerperium were for men in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 100% of hospital consultant episodes for mental and behavioural disorders associated with the puerperium were for women in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 63% of hospital consultant episodes for mental and behavioural disorders associated with the puerperium required emergency hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 35.4 days was the mean length of stay in hospitals for mental and behavioural disorders associated with the puerperium in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 20 days was the median length of stay in hospitals for mental and behavioural disorders associated with the puerperium in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 29 was the mean age of patients hospitalised for mental and behavioural disorders associated with the puerperium in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 99% of hospital consultant episodes for mental and behavioural disorders associated with the puerperium occurred in 15-59 year olds in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 1% of hospital consultant episodes for mental and behavioural disorders associated with the puerperium occurred in people over 75 in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 0% of hospital consultant episodes for mental and behavioural disorders associated with the puerperium were single day episodes in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 0.017% (9,106) of hospital bed days were for mental and behavioural disorders associated with the puerperium in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • Hospitalization statistics in Australia:
    • 4.83% (191,781) of hospital episodes were for complications relating to labour and delivery in public hospitals in Australia 2001-02 (Australian Hospital Data, AIHW, Australia, 2001-02)
    • 11% of hospitalisations for complications relating to labour and delivery were single day episodes in public hospitals in Australia 2001-02 (Australian Hospital Data, AIHW, Australia, 2001-02)
    • 91% of hospitalisations in public hospitals for complications relating to labour and delivery were by public patients in Australia 2001-02 (Australian Hospital Data, AIHW, Australia, 2001-02)
    • 9% of hospitalisations in public hospitals for complications relating to labour and delivery were by private patients in Australia 2001-02 (Australian Hospital Data, AIHW, Australia, 2001-02)
    • Hospitalisations for complications relating to labour and delivery at public hospitals occurred in 98.2 people per 10,000 population in Australia 2001-02 (Australian Hospital Data, AIHW, Australia, 2001-02)
    • 3.3 days was the mean length of stay in hospitals for complications relating to labour and delivery in public hospitals in Australia 2001-02 (Australian Hospital Data, AIHW, Australia, 2001-02)
    • Excluding same day episodes, 3.6 days was the mean length of stay in public hospitals for complications relating to labour and delivery in Australia 2001-02 (Australian Hospital Data, AIHW, Australia, 2001-02)
    • 2.92% (70,736) of private hospital episodes were for complications relating to labour and delivery in Australia 2001-02 (Australian Hospital Data, AIHW, Australia, 2001-02)
    • 4.3% of hospitalisations in private hospitals for complications relating to labour and delivery were single day episodes in Australia 2001-02 (Australian Hospital Data, AIHW, Australia, 2001-02)
    • 5.5% of hospitalisations in private hospitals for complications relating to labour and delivery were by public patients in Australia 2001-02 (Australian Hospital Data, AIHW, Australia, 2001-02)
    • 94% of hospitalisations in private hospitals for complications relating to labour and delivery were by private patients in Australia 2001-02 (Australian Hospital Data, AIHW, Australia, 2001-02)
    • Hospitalisations in private hospitals for complications relating to labour and delivery occurred in 36.2 people per 10,000 population in Australia 2001-02 (Australian Hospital Data, AIHW, Australia, 2001-02)
    • 4.9 days was the mean length of stay in private hospitals for complications relating to labour and delivery in Australia 2001-02 (Australian Hospital Data, AIHW, Australia, 2001-02)
    • Excluding same day episodes, 5 days was the mean length of stay in private hospitals for complications relating to labour and delivery in Australia 2001-02 (Australian Hospital Data, AIHW, Australia, 2001-02)

Procedure statistics for Childbirth:

The following are statistics from various sources about medical procedures and Childbirth:

  • About 4,043,000 annual live births ending Aug 2001 (NVSR 50:7 2002)
  • 944,000 episiotomies were performed annually in the US 2000 (NCHS, CDC)
  • 923,991 caesarean sections were performed annually in the US 2000 (National Vital Statistics Reports, NCHS, CDC)
  • 96,698 amniocentesis procedures were performed annually in the US 2000 (National Vital Statistics Reports, NCHS, CDC)
  • 800,448 induced labour procedures were performed annually in the US 2000 (National Vital Statistics Reports, NCHS, CDC)
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About statistics:

This page presents a variety of statistics about Childbirth. The term 'prevalence' of Childbirth usually refers to the estimated population of people who are managing Childbirth at any given time. The term 'incidence' of Childbirth refers to the annual diagnosis rate, or the number of new cases of Childbirth diagnosed each year. Hence, these two statistics types can differ: a short-lived disease like flu can have high annual incidence but low prevalence, but a life-long disease like diabetes has a low annual incidence but high prevalence. For more information see about prevalence and incidence statistics.

 

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