A case-control study of intrapartum stillbirths.
LM Alessandri, FJ Stanley, AW Read
Br J Obstet Gynaecol | Published : 1992
OBJECTIVE: To determine antenatal and intrapartum risk factors for intrapartum stillbirths in a total population. DESIGN: Matched case-control study. SETTING: Western Australia 1980-1983. SUBJECTS: Intrapartum stillbirths of > or = 1000 g birthweight (cases) and liveborn infants (controls) individually matched for year of birth, plurality, sex and birthweight of infant and race of mother. RESULTS: Intrapartum stillbirths were more likely than controls to have had placental abruption (OR = 9.55, CI = 2.09-43.69), fetal distress (OR = 4.64, CI = 1.92-11.19), cord prolapse (OR = 10.00, CI = 1.17-85.60) and unhealthy placentas (OR = 2.26, CI = 1.13-4.52), and more likely to have been born by vag..View full abstract