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Table 01
- The prevalence of stillbirths: a systematic review

Description of data sets


Population-based data sets (N = 63)
Combined (Population and facility-based) data sets (N = 80)

Characteristic
N (%)

Development status1


     Less/least developed
31 (49.2)
47 (58.8)
     Developed
32 (50.8)
33 (41.3)
Year study began


     Before 1999
23 (36.5)
37 (46.3)
     After 1999
40 (63.5)
43 (53.8)
Source


     Non-journal article
53 (84.1)
55 (68.8)
     Journal article
10 (15.9)
25 (31.3)
Language


     Non-English2
36 (57.1)
46 (57.5)
     English
27 (42.9)
34 (42.5)
Sampling design


     Consecutive
63 (100.0)
79 (98.8)
     Unknown

1 (1.3)
Definition of numerator


     Late stillbirth
47 (74.6)
61 (76.3)
     All stillbirth
16 (25.4)
19 (23.8)
Denominator definition


     Other3
9 (14.3)
18 (22.5)
     Live birth
54 (85.7)
62 (77.5)
Quality


     Inadequate
22 (34.9)
33 (41.3)
     Adequate
41 (65.1)
47 (58.8)
Type


     Facility-based
NA4
17 (21.3)
     Population-based
63 (100.0)
63 (78.8)
Scope


     Sub-national
14 (22.2)
NA
     National
49 (77.8)
NA

1United Nations classification is used

2Includes reports in original language accompanied with English or French

3Delivery or pregnancy

4Not applicable


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