[The quality of the registry of perinatal deaths. Asturias, 1986-90]

Gac Sanit. 1994 May-Jun;8(42):112-6. doi: 10.1016/s0213-9111(94)71181-x.
[Article in Spanish]


The quality of official perinatal mortality statistics in a geographical and administratively well defined region (Asturias, Spain) is studied in a five years period (1986-90). The official figures were compared with those collected, retrospectively, from multiple hospital sources. Under-registration of perinatal death was 35% (45.5% of fetal death and 22.5% of early neonatal death, these occurred in the first 24 hours). Validity of mentioned statistics is discussed.

Publication types

  • Comparative Study
  • English Abstract
  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Fetal Death / epidemiology
  • Gestational Age
  • Hospital Mortality
  • Humans
  • Infant
  • Infant Mortality*
  • Infant, Newborn
  • Registries / standards*
  • Registries / statistics & numerical data
  • Retrospective Studies
  • Spain / epidemiology