A stillbirth occurs when a baby is born without any signs of life, after 20 weeks of pregnancy. The cause of stillbirth is often unknown, but may occur due to congenital anomalies in the baby or health issues in the mother. Some factors that may increase risk of stillbirth are: mothers who are overweight/obese, smoking or using other substances throughout pregnancy, maternal age over 35, or multiple pregnancy.
- In Sudbury and districts, there were 9 stillbirths in 2016.
- In 2016, the stillbirth rate in Sudbury and districts was 5 stillbirths per 1,000 total births.
- The annual stillbirth rate in Sudbury and districts has been similar to that in Ontario overall.
- Between 2013 and 2016, the stillbirth rate in Sudbury and districts has remained stable.
- These results do not include data from residents of First Nations reserves.
- Data source: BORN Information System, Better Outcomes Registry Network. Extracted March, 2017.
Figure: Annual rate of stillbirths, by geographic area, 2013 to 2016
Table: Annual rate of stillbirths, by geographic area, 2013 to 2016
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Table: Annual number of stillbirths, by geographic area, 2013 to 2016
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This item was last modified on October 26, 2018