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Stillbirth surveillance and review in rural districts in Bangladesh

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth, June 2018
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Stillbirth surveillance and review in rural districts in Bangladesh
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BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth, June 2018
DOI 10.1186/s12884-018-1866-2
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Abdul Halim, Mamuda Aminu, Juan Emmanuel Dewez, Animesh Biswas, A. K. M. Fazlur Rahman, Nynke van den Broek


An estimated 2.6 million stillbirths occur every year, with the majority occurring in low- and middle-income countries. Understanding the cause of and factors associated with stillbirth is important to help inform the design and implementation of interventions aimed at reducing preventable stillbirths. Population-based surveillance with identification of all stillbirths that occurred either at home or in a health facility was introduced in four districts in Bangladesh. Verbal autopsy was conducted for every fifth stillbirth using a structured questionnaire. A hierarchical model was used to assign likely cause of stillbirth. Six thousand three hundred thirty-three stillbirths were identified for which 1327 verbal autopsies were conducted. 63.9% were intrapartum stillbirths. The population-based stillbirth rate obtained was 20.4 per 1000 births; 53.9% of all stillbirths occurred at home. 69.6% of mothers had accessed health care in the period leading up to the stillbirth. 48.1% had received care from a highly trained healthcare provider. The three most frequent causes of stillbirth were maternal hypertension or eclampsia (15.2%), antepartum haemorrhage (13.7%) and maternal infections (8.9%). Up to 11.3% of intrapartum stillbirths were caused by hypoxia. However, it was not possible to identify a cause of death with reasonable certainty using information obtained via verbal autopsy in 51.9% of stillbirths. Introducing surveillance for stillbirths at community level is possible. However, verbal autopsy yields limited data, and the questionnaire used for this needs to be revised and/or combined with information obtained through case note review. Most women accessed and received care from a qualified healthcare provider. To reduce the number of preventable stillbirths, the quality of antenatal and intrapartum care needs to be improved.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 71 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 10 14%
Student > Ph. D. Student 10 14%
Student > Bachelor 8 11%
Student > Postgraduate 7 10%
Researcher 6 8%
Other 8 11%
Unknown 22 31%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 16 23%
Nursing and Health Professions 12 17%
Social Sciences 5 7%
Business, Management and Accounting 2 3%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 2 3%
Other 8 11%
Unknown 26 37%

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