Perinatal deaths comprise stillbirths (fetal deaths) and deaths of infants within the first 28 completed days of life (neonatal deaths). New scope definitions were applied to the perinatals collection in November 2007 to achieve consistency between ABS collections and other external collections. See Perinatal Deaths, Australia, 2007 (cat. no. 3304.0) for the new scope definitions and historical data for the years 1999-2006 republished to align with the new scope.
Causes of Death Revisions
All coroner certified deaths registered after 1 January 2007 are subject to a revisions process.
For more information see Explanatory Notes 28-32 in Causes of Death, Australia, 2009 (cat. no. 3303.0).
Please note, the revisions process impacts only the causes of death assigned to a record. The revisions process does not impact on the identification of a record as perinatal, fetal or neonatal and therefore total counts will not change due to the application of the revisions process.
Where presented, this publication and associated data cubes contain final 2007 and revised 2008 causes of death data. Data for 2009 is preliminary and will be subject to the revisions process.