Review of perinatal mortality in BAOR 1970-1984

J R Army Med Corps. 1986 Oct;132(3):173-6. doi: 10.1136/jramc-132-03-20.


For the past 15 years the perinatal mortality rate (PNMR) in the five British Military Hospitals in West Germany and West Berlin has, with one exception, remained below the rate for England and Wales. The military hospitals deal virtually exclusively with the Service dependant population, although there are a few obstetric cases from dependants of BFES and PSA. We present the results for the period 1970-1984 and offer explanations for the difference along with recommendations for the future.

MeSH terms

  • Asphyxia Neonatorum / mortality
  • Congenital Abnormalities / mortality
  • England
  • Female
  • Fetal Death*
  • Germany, West
  • Hospitals, Military
  • Humans
  • Infant Mortality*
  • Infant, Low Birth Weight
  • Infant, Newborn
  • Military Personnel*
  • Pregnancy
  • United Kingdom / ethnology
  • Wales