Assessing the deprivation gap in stillbirths and neonatal deaths by cause of death

Posted by mjp19 at Mar 06, 2019 09:00 AM |
New paper investigated the deprivation gap in stillbirths and neonatal deaths across the UK

A new study led by Dr Lucy Smith from the TIMMS research group has investigated the deprivation gap in stillbirths and neonatal deaths. As part of the MBRRACE-UK collaboration, undertaking national surveillance of stillbirth and neonatal death in the UK, the authors investigated the causes of death for 5,694 stillbirths and 2,368 neonatal deaths. They concluded that, “cause-specific mortality rates at a national level allow identification of key areas of focus for future intervention strategies to reduce mortality. Despite a reduction in the deprivation gap for stillbirths and neonatal deaths, public health interventions should primarily focus on socioeconomic determinants of SGA stillbirth and congenital anomalies.”

For more information contact Lucy Smith or read the article at ADC Fetal & Neonatal.

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