NT Child Deaths Review and Prevention Committee annual report 2009-2010
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Page 25 Figure 1: Fetal, Neonatal and Perinatal deaths by Indigenous Status, NT 19862005 Indigenous 0 15 30 45 1986 1989 1992 1995 1998 2001 2004 Deaths per 1000 Fetal death Fetal death (trendline) Neonatal death Neonatal death (trendline) Perinatal death Perinatal death (trendline) Non-Indigenous 0 15 30 45 1986 1989 1992 1995 1998 2001 2004 Deaths per 1000 Fetal death Fetal death (trendline) Neonatal death Neonatal death (trendline) Perinatal death Perinatal death (trendline) Source: Health Gains Planning branch, NT Department of Health and Families using ABS deaths dataset and population data. Figure 1 indicates that there has been long term downward trends in NT death rates for fetal, neonatal and perinatal deaths for both Indigenous and non-Indigenous populations. The Indigenous fetal and perinatal deaths over this 20 year period have declined by 58% and 45% respectively.
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