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3303.0 - Causes of Death, Australia, 2004  
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APPENDIX 3 DATA USED FOR PERINATAL DEATHS


400 GRAMS/20 WEEKS GESTATION

The following tables contain births data used in calculating perinatal death rates. Tables A3.1, A3.2, and A3.3 are used to calculate perinatal death rates based on the 400 grams/20 weeks gestation definition for fetal deaths. This definition has been predominantly used since 1997 and will be used in future issues.

A3.1 A3.1 ADJUSTED BIRTHS(a), By sex of child and usual residence of mother

STATE OR TERRITORY OF USUAL RESIDENCE
NSW
Vic.
Qld
SA
WA
Tas.
NT
ACT
Aust.(b)

Live Births
Males
44 331
31 925
25 586
8 788
12 965
3 022
1 799
2 156
130 582
Females
41 551
30 490
24 354
8 340
12 325
2 787
1 749
2 018
123 630
Stillbirths(c)
Male
197
213
150
55
79
12
12
14
732
Female
181
198
114
32
60
14
9
7
615
Total
Males
44 528
32 138
25 736
8 843
13 044
3 034
1 811
2 170
131 314
Females
41 732
30 688
24 468
8 372
12 385
2 801
1 758
2 025
124 245
Persons
86 260
62 826
50 204
17 215
25 429
5 835
3 569
4 195
255 559

(a) Registered births adjusted to conform to WHO criteria for the calculation of perinatal death rates. See Glossary for further information.
(b) Includes Other Territories. See Explanatory Notes, paragraph 8 for further information.
(c) Including those where heartbeat ceased before or after the delivery is not known.

A3.2 A3.2 ADJUSTED BIRTHS(a), By sex of child and age of mother

AGE OF MOTHER (YEARS)
Under 20
20-24
25-29
30-34
35-39
40 and over
Not stated
Total

Live Births
Males
5 602
18 485
35 440
44 984
21 589
4 328
154
130 582
Females
5 253
17 658
33 394
42 402
20 546
4 230
147
123 630
Stillbirths(b)
Male
73
123
169
224
107
32
4
732
Female
68
96
155
169
93
31
3
615
Total
Male
5 675
18 608
35 609
45 208
21 696
4 360
158
131 314
Female
5 321
17 754
33 549
42 571
20 639
4 261
150
124 245
Persons
10 996
36 362
69 158
87 779
42 335
8 621
308
255 559

(a) Registered births adjusted to conform to WHO criteria for the calculation of perinatal death rates. See Glossary for further information.
(b) Including those where heartbeat ceased before or after the delivery is not known.

A3.3 A3.3 ADJUSTED BIRTHS(a), By sex

LIVE BIRTHS
STILLBIRTHS(b)
TOTAL
Males
Females
Persons
Males
Females
Persons
Males
Females
Persons

1994
132 610
125 408
258 018
798
615
1 413
133 408
126 023
259 431
2000
128 166
121 429
249 595
692
611
1 303
128 858
122 040
250 898
2001
126 273
120 059
246 332
686
604
1 290
126 959
120 663
247 622
2002
128 613
122 350
250 963
682
558
1 240
129 295
122 908
252 203
2003
129 175
121 951
251 126
701
587
1 288
129 876
122 538
252 414
2004
130 582
123 630
254 212
732
615
1 347
131 314
124 245
255 559

(a) Registered births adjusted to conform to the 400 grams/ 20 weeks definition for the calculation of perinatal death rates. See Glossary and explanatory notes, paragraph 4 to 8 for further information.
(b) Including those where heartbeat ceased before or after the delivery is not known.



500 GRAMS/22 WEEKS GESTATION

Table A3.4 contains births data used in the calculation of perinatal death rates based on the WHO definition of 500 grams/22 weeks gestation for fetal deaths. This definition was used by the ABS in publications up to and including 1996.

A3.4 A3.4 ADJUSTED BIRTHS(a), By sex

LIVE BIRTHS
STILLBIRTHS(b)
TOTAL
Males
Females
Persons
Males
Females
Persons
Males
Females
Persons

1994
132 584
125 388
257 972
692
516
1 208
133 276
125 904
259 180
2000
128 139
121 406
249 545
570
506
1 076
128 709
121 912
250 621
2001
126 241
120 029
246 270
543
506
1 049
126 784
120 535
247 319
2002
128 587
122 334
250 921
552
468
1 020
129 139
122 802
251 941
2003
129 150
121 918
251 068
568
481
1 049
129 718
122 399
252 117
2004
130 554
123 616
254 170
536
466
1 002
131 090
124 082
255 172

(a) Registered births adjusted to conform to WHO criteria for the calculation of perinatal death rates, based on the 500 grams/22 weeks definition. See Glossary and Explanatory notes, paragraph 4 to 8 for further information.
(b) Including those where heartbeat ceased before or after the delivery is not known.


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