U.S. Stillbirths, Newborn Deaths Down 11.5% in Study

May 15, 2018

(UPI) – The number of stillbirths and newborn deaths in the United States declined 11.5 percent between 2007 and 2015, according to a study of nearly 35 million births. The study examined trends in U.S. perinatal mortality by linking live birth and infant death data among 34,236,577 live births and 199,838 stillbirths. The findings by leading author Cande Ananth, a professor of obstetrics and gynecology at Columbia University Medical Center, were published Monday in the Journal of American Medical Association Pediatrics.

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