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NT Child Deaths Review and Prevention Committee annual report 2009-2010



NT Child Deaths Review and Prevention Committee annual report 2009-2010


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Children, Aboriginal Australian -- Northern Territory -- Periodicals; Death -- Causes -- Statistics -- Periodicals; Children and death -- Periodicals

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Page 44 Figure 16: NT Stillbirths by Aboriginal Status 20062009 0 5 10 15 20 25 30 2006 2007 2008 2009 N u m b er o f S ti llb ir th s Aboriginal Non-Aboriginal Table 17: NT Stillbirths by Aboriginal Status 20062009 Aboriginal Non-Aboriginal Total 2006 28 16 44 2007 26 6 32 2008 17 10 27 2009 22 15 37 Total 93 47 140 As with child deaths, there is a consistent pattern in which the number of registered stillbirths is higher for the Aboriginal population. However, there may be an overall trend for decline in stillbirths even though there is an increase of deaths for 2009. A longer period of analysis is likely to be required to ascertain if this is a consistent trend. Figure 17: NT Neonatal Deaths 20062009 0 5 10 15 20 25 Total N um be r of D ea th s 2006 2007 2008 2009 Table 18: NT Neonatal Deaths 20062009 2006 2007 2008 2009 Total Total 19 22 18 18 77 The neonatal period is from birth to 28 days of age. There is no discernible variation over the 4 year period.

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