Perinatal mortality in Ireland: inequalities by socio-economic group and country of birth

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December 16, 2022
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Perinatal mortality includes stillbirths and deaths of live born infants during the first week of life. While there has been a significant reduction in the perinatal mortality rate in Ireland in recent years, it is not known if this reduction was shared equally among all groups. This research examined the perinatal mortality rate for various socio-economic and country of birth groups in Ireland between 2004 and 2019.