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Table 3 Primary cause of stillbirth for SGA babies across GA; n = 1042

From: Timing and cause of perinatal mortality for small-for-gestational-age babies in South Africa: critical periods and challenges with detection

Primary cause death 28–32w 33–37w 38–42w All
n (%) n (%) n (%) n (%)
APH 23 (13.5) 94 (17.0) 28 (8.8) 145 (13.9)
Unexplained Intrauterine death 63 (37.1) 174 (31.5)^ 130 (40.6) 367 (35.2)
Fetal abnormality 9 (5.3) 30 (5.4) 15 (4.7) 54 (5.2)
Hypertensive disorders 52 (30.6) 141 (25.5)^ 51 (15.9) 244 (23.4)
Infections 3 (1.8) 9 (1.6)^ 14 (4.4) 26 (2.5)
Intrapartum asphyxia 7 (4.1) 36 (6.5)^ 50 (15.6) 93 (8.9)
Intrauterine growth restriction 7 (4.1) 42 (7.6) 24 (7.5) 73 (7)
Maternal disease 1 (0.6) 6 (1.1) 5 (1.6) 12 (1.2)
Spont. Preterm labour 5 (2.9) 19 (3.4)^ 3 (0.9) 27 (2.6)
Trauma 0 (0.0) 1 (0.2) 0 (0) 1 (0.1)
All 170 (100.0) 552 (100.0) 320 (100.0) 1042 (100.0)
  1. ^with 38–42 week age group; Pearson chi-sq tests, Fisher’s exact where cell count <5