In this paper we have analysed the temporal trend of stillbirth rates and perinatal and infant mortality rates during the period 1990-2002 in the various Italian regions, using data of the Health for All software provided in Italy by the national Institute for Health. The still birth rates declined from 542 stillbirth/1000 birth in the 1990 to 3.15/1000 birth in the 2002 with a reduction equal to 42%. Considering the perinatal mortality rates, the rate was 10.46/1000 births during the 1990 and 5.44/1000 births during the 2002. Otherwise, the infant mortality rate was 8.18/1000 live births during the 1990 and 4.36/1000 live births during the 2002. Considering the rates in the various Italian regions we observed that the rates were generally higher in the south areas of the country and in the island, but in general we observed a reduction of the differencies among the various Italian regions during the considered period.
|Number of pages||9|
|Journal||Italian Journal of Gynaecology and Obstetrics|
|Publication status||Published - Jul 2007|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Obstetrics and Gynaecology