3304.0 - Perinatal Deaths, Australia, 2009 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 2000-2009 reference year data.

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

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

2009

Live Births
Males
47588
36281
34059
10233
15896
3391
1990
2573
152019
Females
45195
34639
32038
9501
14982
3235
1829
2285
143719
Persons
92783
70920
66097
19734
30878
6626
3819
4858
295738
Stillbirths(d)
Males(b)
255
238
242
35
121
32
19
18
960
Females
240
194
199
40
94
25
20
7
820
Persons
495
432
441
75
215
57
39
25
1780
Total
Male(b)
47843
36519
34301
10268
16017
3423
2009
2591
152979
Females
45435
34833
32237
9541
15076
3260
1849
2292
144539
Persons
93278
71352
66538
19809
31093
6683
3858
4883
297518

2008

Live Births
Males
48321
36781
32589
10333
16317
3453
2007
2469
152287
Females
46363
34394
30543
9896
15533
3322
1935
2335
144334
Persons
94684
71175
63132
20229
31850
6775
3942
4804
296621
Stillbirths(d)
Males(b)
254
190
236
46
105
31
10
5
877
Females
214
190
186
49
96
16
11
9
771
Persons
468
380
422
95
201
47
21
14
1648
Total
Male(b)
48575
36971
32825
10379
16422
3484
2017
2474
153164
Females
46577
34584
30729
9945
15629
3338
1946
2344
145105
Persons
95152
71555
63554
20324
32051
6822
3963
4818
298269

2007

Live Births
Males
45918
36115
31656
9897
15021
3393
2018
2428
146456
Females
43577
34198
29593
9765
14143
3269
1876
2325
138757
Persons
89495
70313
61249
19662
29164
6662
3894
4753
285213
Stillbirths(d)
Males(b)
253
212
234
33
92
23
10
17
874
Females
243
195
200
45
69
18
19
13
802
Persons
496
407
434
78
161
41
29
30
1676
Total
Male(b)
46171
36327
31890
9930
15113
3416
2028
2445
147330
Females
43820
34393
29793
9810
14212
3287
1895
2338
139559
Persons
89991
70720
61683
19740
29325
6703
3923
4783
286889

2006

Live Births
Males
45099
33536
27128
9369
14042
3349
1855
2299
136692
Females
42237
31700
25537
8891
13734
3126
1841
2180
129257
Persons
87336
65236
52665
18260
27776
6475
3696
4479
265949
Stillbirths(d)
Males(b)
300
173
182
41
86
21
21
27
851
Females
220
174
177
41
78
22
18
14
744
Persons
520
347
359
82
164
43
39
41
1595
Total
Male(b)
45399
33709
27310
9410
14128
3370
1876
2326
137543
Females
42457
31874
25714
8932
13812
3148
1859
2194
130001
Persons
87856
65583
53024
18342
27940
6518
3735
4520
267544

2005

Live Births
Males
44542
32309
26702
9092
13525
3230
1889
2127
133428
Females
42047
30978
24959
8708
12728
3078
1770
2079
126363
Persons
86589
63287
51661
17800
26253
6308
3659
4206
259791
Stillbirths(d)
Males(b)
236
281
205
63
102
25
21
22
955
Females
258
243
182
47
89
28
21
14
882
Persons
494
524
387
110
191
53
42
36
1837
Total
Male(b)
44778
32590
26907
9155
13627
3255
1910
2149
134383
Females
42305
31221
25141
8755
12817
3106
1791
2093
127245
Persons
87083
63811
52048
17910
26444
6361
3701
4242
261628

2004

Live Births
Males
44339
31925
25586
8793
12968
3022
1801
2156
130600
Females
41555
30492
24354
8347
12327
2787
1750
2018
123646
Persons
85894
62417
49940
17140
25295
5809
3551
4174
254246
Stillbirths(d)
Males(b)
244
260
196
71
104
21
15
17
928
Females
229
242
139
52
93
23
11
8
797
Persons
473
502
335
123
197
44
26
25
1725
Total
Male(b)
44583
32185
25782
8864
13072
3043
1816
2173
131528
Females
41784
30734
24493
8399
12420
2810
1761
2026
124443
Persons
86367
62919
50275
17263
25492
5853
3577
4199
255971

2003

Live Births
Males
44531
31257
24847
9001
12447
2982
1988
2128
129193
Females
41813
29801
23495
8442
11826
2770
1802
2000
121968
Persons
86344
61058
48342
17443
24273
5752
3790
4128
251161
Stillbirths(d)
Males(b)
216
244
156
96
98
31
29
13
883
Females
212
196
146
45
94
25
19
18
755
Persons
428
440
302
141
192
56
48
31
1638
Total
Male(b)
44747
31501
25003
9097
12545
3013
2017
2141
130076
Females
42025
29997
23641
8487
11920
2795
1821
2018
122723
Persons
86772
61498
48644
17584
24465
5808
3838
4159
252799

2002

Live Births
Males
44369
31605
24454
9051
12102
3018
1919
2082
128623
Females
42214
29873
23317
8614
11499
2985
1805
2030
122365
Persons
86583
61478
47771
17665
23601
6003
3724
4112
250988
Stillbirths(d)
Males(b)
272
222
175
63
79
33
15
13
872
Females
213
205
152
63
67
29
10
7
746
Persons
485
427
327
126
146
62
25
20
1618
Total
Male(b)
44641
31827
24629
9114
12181
3051
1934
2095
129495
Females
42427
30078
23469
8677
11566
3014
1815
2037
123111
Persons
87068
61905
48098
17791
23747
6065
3749
4132
252606

2001

Live Births
Males
43529
29943
24377
8730
12329
3376
1997
1995
126298
Females
41049
28683
23301
8551
11673
3054
1825
1943
120096
Persons
84578
58626
47678
17281
24002
6430
3822
3938
246394
Stillbirths(d)
Males(b)
254
240
192
61
86
11
12
12
868
Females
237
177
170
72
84
14
15
18
787
Persons
491
417
362
133
170
25
27
30
1655
Total
Male(b)
43783
30183
24569
8791
12415
3387
2009
2007
127166
Females
41286
28860
23471
8623
11757
3068
1840
1961
120883
Persons
85069
59043
48040
17414
24172
6455
3849
3968
248049

2000

Live Births
Males
44705
30326
24291
9164
12763
2985
1862
2074
128190
Females
42047
28845
22987
8695
12330
2707
1823
1991
121446
Persons
86752
59171
47278
17859
25093
5692
3685
4065
249636
Stillbirths(d)
Males(b)
267
229
176
56
109
26
25
12
900
Females
214
189
148
54
111
26
12
14
768
Persons
481
418
324
110
220
52
37
26
1668
Total
Male(b)
44972
30555
24467
9220
12872
3011
1887
2086
129090
Females
42261
29034
23135
8749
12441
2733
1835
2005
122214
Persons
87233
59589
47602
17969
25313
5744
3722
4091
251304

(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) Male deaths include those perinatal deaths of sex indeterminate.
(c) Includes Other Territories.
(d) Including those where it is unknown if heartbeat ceased before or after the delivery.

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

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

2009
152019
143719
295738
960
820
1780
152979
144539
297518
2008
152287
144334
296621
877
771
1648
153164
145105
298269
2007
146456
138757
285213
874
802
1676
147330
139559
286889
2006
136692
129257
265949
851
744
1595
137543
130001
267544
2005
133428
126363
259791
955
882
1837
134383
127245
261628
2004
130600
123646
254246
928
797
1725
131528
124443
255971
2003
129193
121968
251161
883
755
1638
130076
122723
252799
2002
128623
122365
250988
872
746
1618
129495
123111
252606
2001
126298
120096
246394
868
787
1655
127166
120883
248049
2000
128190
121446
249636
900
768
1668
129090
122214
251304

(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) Male deaths include those perinatal deaths of sex indeterminate.
(c) Including those where it is unknown if heartbeat ceased before or after the delivery.



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 weight. 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

2009
152019
143719
295738
908
771
1679
152927
144490
297417
2008
152287
144334
296621
802
711
1513
153089
145045
298134
2007
146456
138757
285213
768
713
1481
147224
139470
286694
2006
136692
129257
265949
721
628
1349
137413
129885
267298
2005
133428
126363
259791
730
705
1435
134158
127068
261226
2004
130600
123646
254246
695
628
1323
131295
124274
255569
2003
129193
121968
251161
705
631
1336
129898
122599
252497
2002
128623
122365
250988
702
608
1310
129325
122973
252298
2001
126298
120096
246394
690
631
1321
126988
120727
247715
2000
128190
121446
249636
714
634
1348
128904
122080
250984

(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) Male deaths include those perinatal deaths of sex indeterminate.
(c) Including those where it is unknown if heartbeat ceased before or after the delivery.