Journal article

Perinatal outcome in Western Australia, 1968 to 1975: 2. social and biological determinants.

FJ Stanley, MS Hobbs

Med J Aust | Published : 1981


Trends in perinatal mortality and low birthweight (percentage of livebirths under 2500 g) were analysed in relation to certain social and biological variables. Mothers at high risk of adverse perinatal outcome in terms of perinatal mortality and low birthweight were found to be very young and grand multiparous mothers, old primiparas, unmarried mothers, those with multiple pregnancies and mothers born in Asia.