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3304.0 - Perinatal Deaths, Australia, 2008 Quality Declaration 
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APPENDIX DATA USED IN CALCULATING DEATH RATES


DATA INPUT

The following tables contain data used in calculating the various rates referred to in this publication.


Perinatal Death Rate

For comparison and measuring purposes, perinatal deaths in this publication have also been expressed as rates. These rates are defined as follows:

  • for fetal deaths and total perinatal deaths, the rates represent the number of deaths per 1,000 all births which comprises live births and fetal deaths combined (where gestation is at least 20 weeks or birth weight is at least 400 grams).
  • for neonatal deaths, the rates represent the number of deaths per 1,000 live births.


20 WEEKS GESTATION OR 400 GRAMS BIRTH WEIGHT

The following tables contain births data used in calculating perinatal death rates. Tables A1.1 and A1.2 are used to calculate perinatal death rates based on the 20 weeks gestation or 400 grams birth weight definition for fetal deaths. In this publication, this definition has been applied to all 1999-2008 reference year data.

A1.1 All Births(a), By sex of child(b) - and state or territory of usual residence of mother

State or territory of usual residence
NSW
Vic.
Qld
SA
WA
Tas.
NT
ACT
Aust.(c)

2008

Live Births
Males
48 321
36 781
32 589
10 333
16 317
3 453
2 007
2 469
152 287
Females
46 363
34 394
30 543
9 896
15 533
3 322
1 935
2 335
144 334
Persons
94 684
71 175
63 132
20 229
31 850
6 775
3 942
4 804
296 621
Stillbirths(d)
Males(b)
254
190
236
46
105
31
10
5
877
Female
214
190
186
49
96
16
11
9
771
Persons
468
380
422
95
201
47
21
14
1 648
Total
Males(b)
48 575
36 971
32 825
10 379
16 422
3 484
2 017
2 474
153 164
Females
46 577
34 584
30 729
9 945
15 629
3 338
1 946
2 344
145 105
Persons
95 152
71 555
63 554
20 324
32 051
6 822
3 963
4 818
298 269

2007

Live Births
Males
45 918
36 115
31 656
9 897
15 021
3 393
2 018
2 428
146 456
Females
43 577
34 198
29 593
9 765
14 143
3 269
1 876
2 325
138 757
Persons
89 495
70 313
61 249
19 662
29 164
6 662
3 894
4 753
285 213
Stillbirths(d)
Males(b)
253
212
234
33
92
23
10
17
874
Female
243
195
200
45
69
18
19
13
802
Persons
496
407
434
78
161
41
29
30
1 676
Total
Males(b)
46 171
36 327
31 890
9 930
15 113
3 416
2 028
2 445
147 330
Females
43 820
34 393
29 793
9 810
14 212
3 287
1 895
2 338
139 559
Persons
89 991
70 720
61 683
19 740
29 325
6 703
3 923
4 783
286 889

2006

Live Births
Males
45 099
33 536
27 128
9 369
14 042
3 349
1 855
2 299
136 692
Females
42 237
31 700
25 537
8 891
13 734
3 126
1 841
2 180
129 257
Persons
87 336
65 236
52 665
18 260
27 776
6 475
3 696
4 479
265 949
Stillbirths(d)
Males(b)
300
173
182
41
86
21
21
27
851
Female
220
174
177
41
78
22
18
14
744
Persons
520
347
359
82
164
43
39
41
1 595
Total
Males(b)
45 399
33 709
27 310
9 410
14 128
3 370
1 876
2 326
137 543
Females
42 457
31 874
25 714
8 932
13 812
3 148
1 859
2 194
130 001
Persons
87 856
65 583
53 024
18 342
27 940
6 518
3 735
4 520
267 544

2005

Live Births
Males
44 542
32 309
26 702
9 092
13 525
3 230
1 889
2 127
133 428
Females
42 047
30 978
24 959
8 708
12 728
3 078
1 770
2 079
126 363
Persons
86 589
63 287
51 661
17 800
26 253
6 308
3 659
4 206
259 791
Stillbirths(d)
Males(b)
236
281
205
63
102
25
21
22
955
Female
258
243
182
47
89
28
21
14
882
Persons
494
524
387
110
191
53
42
36
1 837
Total
Males(b)
44 778
32 590
26 907
9 155
13 627
3 255
1 910
2 149
134 383
Females
42 305
31 221
25 141
8 755
12 817
3 106
1 791
2 093
127 245
Persons
87 083
63 811
52 048
17 910
26 444
6 361
3 701
4 242
261 628

2004

Live Births
Males
44 339
31 925
25 586
8 793
12 968
3 022
1 801
2 156
130 600
Females
41 555
30 492
24 354
8 347
12 327
2 787
1 750
2 018
123 646
Persons
85 894
62 417
49 940
17 140
25 295
5 809
3 551
4 174
254 246
Stillbirths(d)
Males(b)
244
260
196
71
104
21
15
17
928
Female
229
242
139
52
93
23
11
8
797
Persons
473
502
335
123
197
44
26
25
1 725
Total
Males(b)
44 583
32 185
25 782
8 864
13 072
3 043
1 816
2 173
131 528
Females
41 784
30 734
24 493
8 399
12 420
2 810
1 761
2 026
124 443
Persons
86 367
62 919
50 275
17 263
25 492
5 853
3 577
4 199
255 971

2003

Live Births
Males
44 531
31 257
24 847
9 001
12 447
2 982
1 988
2 128
129 193
Females
41 813
29 801
23 495
8 442
11 826
2 770
1 802
2 000
121 968
Persons
86 344
61 058
48 342
17 443
24 273
5 752
3 790
4 128
251 161
Stillbirths(d)
Males(b)
216
244
156
96
98
31
29
13
883
Female
212
196
146
45
94
25
19
18
755
Persons
428
440
302
141
192
56
48
31
1 638
Total
Males(b)
44 747
31 501
25 003
9 097
12 545
3 013
2 017
2 141
130 076
Females
42 025
29 997
23 641
8 487
11 920
2 795
1 821
2 018
122 723
Persons
86 772
61 498
48 644
17 584
24 465
5 808
3 838
4 159
252 799

2002

Live Births
Males
44 369
31 605
24 454
9 051
12 102
3 018
1 919
2 082
128 623
Females
42 214
29 873
23 317
8 614
11 499
2 985
1 805
2 030
122 365
Persons
86 583
61 478
47 771
17 665
23 601
6 003
3 724
4 112
250 988
Stillbirths(d)
Males(b)
272
222
175
63
79
33
15
13
872
Female
213
205
152
63
67
29
10
7
746
Persons
485
427
327
126
146
62
25
20
1 618
Total
Males(b)
44 641
31 827
24 629
9 114
12 181
3 051
1 934
2 095
129 495
Females
42 427
30 078
23 469
8 677
11 566
3 014
1 815
2 037
123 111
Persons
87 068
61 905
48 098
17 791
23 747
6 065
3 749
4 132
252 606

2001

Live Births
Males
43 529
29 943
24 377
8 730
12 329
3 376
1 997
1 995
126 298
Females
41 049
28 683
23 301
8 551
11 673
3 054
1 825
1 943
120 096
Persons
84 578
58 626
47 678
17 281
24 002
6 430
3 822
3 938
246 394
Stillbirths(d)
Males(b)
254
240
192
61
86
11
12
12
868
Female
237
177
170
72
84
14
15
18
787
Persons
491
417
362
133
170
25
27
30
1 655
Total
Males(b)
43 783
30 183
24 569
8 791
12 415
3 387
2 009
2 007
127 166
Females
41 286
28 860
23 471
8 623
11 757
3 068
1 840
1 961
120 883
Persons
85 069
59 043
48 040
17 414
24 172
6 455
3 849
3 968
248 049

2000

Live Births
Males
44 705
30 326
24 291
9 164
12 763
2 985
1 862
2 074
128 190
Females
42 047
28 845
22 987
8 695
12 330
2 707
1 823
1 991
121 446
Persons
86 752
59 171
47 278
17 859
25 093
5 692
3 685
4 065
249 636
Stillbirths(d)
Male(b)
267
229
176
56
109
26
25
12
900
Female
214
189
148
54
111
26
12
14
768
Persons
481
418
324
110
220
52
37
26
1 668
Total
Males(b)
44 972
30 555
24 467
9 220
12 872
3 011
1 887
2 086
129 090
Females
42 261
29 034
23 135
8 749
12 441
2 733
1 835
2 005
122 214
Persons
87 233
59 589
47 602
17 969
25 313
5 744
3 722
4 091
251 304

1999

Live Births
Males
44 438
30 101
23 919
9 184
12 686
3 056
1 823
2 129
127 357
Females
42 346
28 774
22 584
8 774
12 163
2 976
1 753
2 124
121 513
Persons
86 784
58 875
46 503
17 958
24 849
6 032
3 576
4 253
248 870
Stillbirths(d)
Males(b)
251
253
160
72
89
21
25
22
893
Female
216
189
155
50
94
22
13
15
754
Persons
467
442
315
122
183
43
38
37
1 647
Total
Males(b)
44 689
30 354
24 079
9 256
12 775
3 077
1 848
2 151
128 250
Females
42 562
28 963
22 739
8 824
12 257
2 998
1 766
2 139
122 267
Persons
87 251
59 317
46 818
18 080
25 032
6 075
3 614
4 290
250 517

(a) All Births consists of all live births, plus all fetal deaths that conform to the 20 weeks gestation or 400 grams birth weight definition.
(b) Males deaths include those perinatal deaths of sex indeterminate.
(c) Includes Other Territories.
(d) Including those where heartbeat ceased before or after the delivery is not known.

A1.2 All Births(a), By sex(b)

Live Births
Stillbirths(c)
Total
Males
Females
Persons
Males(b)
Females
Persons
Males(b)
Females
Persons

2008
152 287
144 334
296 621
877
771
1 648
153 164
145 105
298 269
2007
146 456
138 757
285 213
874
802
1 676
147 330
139 559
286 889
2006
136 692
129 257
265 949
851
744
1 595
137 543
130 001
267 544
2005
133 428
126 363
259 791
955
882
1 837
134 383
127 245
261 628
2004
130 600
123 646
254 246
928
797
1 725
131 528
124 443
255 971
2003
129 193
121 968
251 161
883
755
1 638
130 076
122 723
252 799
2002
128 623
122 365
250 988
872
746
1 618
129 495
123 111
252 606
2001
126 298
120 096
246 394
868
787
1 655
127 166
120 883
248 049
2000
128 190
121 446
249 636
900
768
1 668
129 090
122 214
251 304
1999
127 357
121 513
248 870
893
754
1 647
128 250
122 267
250 517

(a) All births consists of all live births, plus all fetal deaths that conform to the 20 weeks gestation or 400 grams birth weigh definition.
(b) Males deaths include those perinatal deaths of sex indeterminate.
(c) Including those where heartbeat ceased before or after the delivery is not known.



22 WEEKS GESTATION OR 500 GRAMS BIRTH WEIGHT

Table A1.3 contains births data used in the calculation of perinatal death rates based on the WHO definition of all neonatal deaths and those fetal deaths of 22 weeks gestation or 500 grams birth weigh. This definition was used by the ABS in publications up to and including the 1996 reference year.

A1.3 All Births(a), By sex(b)

Live Births
Stillbirths(c)
Total
Males
Females
Persons
Males(b)
Females
Persons
Males(b)
Females
Persons

2008
152 287
144 334
296 621
802
711
1 513
153 089
145 045
298 134
2007
146 456
138 757
285 213
768
713
1 481
147 224
139 470
286 694
2006
136 692
129 257
265 949
721
628
1 349
137 413
129 885
267 298
2005
133 428
126 363
259 791
730
705
1 435
134 158
127 068
261 226
2004
130 600
123 646
254 246
695
628
1 323
131 295
124 274
255 569
2003
129 193
121 968
251 161
705
631
1 336
129 898
122 599
252 497
2002
128 623
122 365
250 988
702
608
1 310
129 325
122 973
252 298
2001
126 298
120 096
246 394
690
631
1 321
126 988
120 727
247 715
2000
128 190
121 446
249 636
714
634
1 348
128 904
122 080
250 984
1999
127 357
121 513
248 870
688
627
1 315
128 045
122 140
250 185

(a) All births consists of all live births, plus all fetal deaths that conform to the 22 weeks gestation or 500 grams birth weight definition.
(b) Males deaths include those perinatal deaths of sex indeterminate.
(c) Including those where heartbeat ceased before or after the delivery is not known.



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