[Perinatal mortality in Iceland 1988-2017].

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    • Source:
      Publisher: Icelandic Medical Association and the Medical Society of Reykjavik Country of Publication: Iceland NLM ID: 7901326 Publication Model: Print Cited Medium: Print ISSN: 0023-7213 (Print) Linking ISSN: 00237213 NLM ISO Abbreviation: Laeknabladid Subsets: MEDLINE
    • Publication Information:
      Publication: Reykjavik : Icelandic Medical Association and the Medical Society of Reykjavik
      Original Publication: Reykjavik, Domus Medica
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    • Abstract:
      Introduction Perinatal mortality refers to stillbirth and neonatal death during the first week of life. Recently perinatal mortality rate in Iceland has been among the lowest in the world. The aim of the study was to evaluate how perinatal mortality rate and its causes have changed in Iceland during the last 30 years, particularly to see if it is possible to lower the perinatal mortality rate even more. Cases and methods The study was retrospective and included all infants that were stillborn or died during the first week of life in 1988-2017. Information was obtained from the Icelandic Medical Birth Registry, the annual reports on births in Iceland. A classification focusing on identifying groups of perinatal death that are potentially avoidable was used. An annual percent change was calculated with Poisson regression. Results The perinatal mortality rate declined on average by 3,3% per year in the period based on ≥28+0 weeks gestation. The number of infants that died because of congenital anomalies decreased on average by 4,8% per year. The number of growth restricted stillborn singletons after ≥28+0 weeks of gestation decreased on average by 3,1% per year. The number of non growth restricted stillborn singletons after ≥28+0 weeks of gestation did not decrease significantly. Conclusion Perinatal mortality rate has declined substantially in Iceland during 30 years. Deaths because of congenital anomalies have decreased considerably due to improvement in prenatal diagnosis. Stillbirths associated with growth restriction have decreased but stillbirths that are not associated with growth restriction have not. Thus it is important to emphasize that women seek medical attention when they experience decreased fetal movements.
    • Contributed Indexing:
      Keywords: Nordic Baltic Perinatal Death Classification; asphyxia; congenital anomaly; perinatal mortality; stillbirth
    • Publication Date:
      Date Created: 20180705 Date Completed: 20190917 Latest Revision: 20190917
    • Publication Date:
      20200827
    • Accession Number:
      10.17992/lbl.2018.0708.193
    • Accession Number:
      29972135
  • Citations
    • ABNT:
      HAUKSDOTTIR, R. et al. [Perinatal mortality in Iceland 1988-2017]. Laeknabladid, [s. l.], v. 104, n. 7, p. 341–346, 2018. DOI 10.17992/lbl.2018.0708.193. Disponível em: http://widgets.ebscohost.com/prod/customlink/proxify/proxify.php?count=1&encode=0&proxy=&find_1=&replace_1=&target=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=mdc&AN=29972135&authtype=sso&custid=s5834912. Acesso em: 22 set. 2020.
    • AMA:
      Hauksdottir R, Thorkelsson T, Palsson G, Bjarnadottir RI. [Perinatal mortality in Iceland 1988-2017]. Laeknabladid. 2018;104(7):341-346. doi:10.17992/lbl.2018.0708.193
    • APA:
      Hauksdottir, R., Thorkelsson, T., Palsson, G., & Bjarnadottir, R. I. (2018). [Perinatal mortality in Iceland 1988-2017]. Laeknabladid, 104(7), 341–346. https://doi.org/10.17992/lbl.2018.0708.193
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      Hauksdottir, Ragnhildur, Thordur Thorkelsson, Gestur Palsson, and Ragnheidur I Bjarnadottir. 2018. “[Perinatal Mortality in Iceland 1988-2017].” Laeknabladid 104 (7): 341–46. doi:10.17992/lbl.2018.0708.193.
    • Harvard:
      Hauksdottir, R. et al. (2018) ‘[Perinatal mortality in Iceland 1988-2017]’, Laeknabladid, 104(7), pp. 341–346. doi: 10.17992/lbl.2018.0708.193.
    • Harvard: Australian:
      Hauksdottir, R, Thorkelsson, T, Palsson, G & Bjarnadottir, RI 2018, ‘[Perinatal mortality in Iceland 1988-2017]’, Laeknabladid, vol. 104, no. 7, pp. 341–346, viewed 22 September 2020, .
    • MLA:
      Hauksdottir, Ragnhildur, et al. “[Perinatal Mortality in Iceland 1988-2017].” Laeknabladid, vol. 104, no. 7, Jan. 2018, pp. 341–346. EBSCOhost, doi:10.17992/lbl.2018.0708.193.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      Hauksdottir, Ragnhildur, Thordur Thorkelsson, Gestur Palsson, and Ragnheidur I Bjarnadottir. “[Perinatal Mortality in Iceland 1988-2017].” Laeknabladid 104, no. 7 (January 2018): 341–46. doi:10.17992/lbl.2018.0708.193.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Hauksdottir R, Thorkelsson T, Palsson G, Bjarnadottir RI. [Perinatal mortality in Iceland 1988-2017]. Laeknabladid [Internet]. 2018 Jan [cited 2020 Sep 22];104(7):341–6. Available from: http://widgets.ebscohost.com/prod/customlink/proxify/proxify.php?count=1&encode=0&proxy=&find_1=&replace_1=&target=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=mdc&AN=29972135&authtype=sso&custid=s5834912