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Table 1 Adverse outcomes by region and province for singletons in the period 2000–2004.

From: Regional perinatal mortality differences in the Netherlands; care is the question

Region/Province Total
number
of children
Perinatal
mortality
≥22+0wks – 6 d
Still birth
≥22+0wks
Early
neonatal
mortality
(0–6 d)
Preterm
birth
<32+0wks
Low
birth
weight
<1500 gram
Low
APGAR
score <4
  # % % % %
Region         
North (N) 87,857 9.7 11.2* 7.9 3.3 1.2* 1.2* 0.3
East (E) 200,158 22.1 10.2 7.3 2.9 1.1 1.1 0.3
West (W) 416,768 46.1 10.1 7.2 2.9 1.1 1.1 0.3
South (S) 199,220 22.0 9.6* 6.9 2.7 1.1 1.1 0.3
Province         
Groningen-N 30,200 3.3 11.5 8.4 3.1 1.4* 1.4* 0.4
Friesland-N 31,554 3.5 11.9* 8.1 3.9* 1.3* 1.3 0.3
Drenthe-N 26,103 2.9 9.9 7.1 2.8 1.1 1.0 0.2
Overijssel-E 65,980 7.3 10.2 7.3 2.8 1.1 1.1 0.3
Gelderland-E 113,496 12.6 10.1 7.2 2.9 1.1 1.1 0.3
Flevoland-E 20,682 2.3 10.9 7.9 3.1 1.2 1.3 0.3
Utrecht-W 73,645 8.1 10.2 6.7 3.5* 1.0 1.0* 0.3
Noord-Holland-W 149,009 16.5 9.8 7.1 2.8 1.2 1.1 0.3
Zuid-Holland-W 194,114 21.5 10.3 7.5 2.8 1.1 1.1 0.3
Zeeland-S 15,363 1.7 10.9 7.5 3.4 0.9 1.1 0.3
Noord-Brabant-S 130,973 14.5 9.5 6.8 2.7 1.1 1.1 0.3
Limburg-S 52,884 5.8 9.4 6.8 2.6 1.1 1.2 0.3
Total 904,003 100 10.1 7.2 2.9 1.1 1.1 0.3
  1. * Significantly different (p < 0.01) from all other regions/provinces excluding the region/province itself.