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Proximity to maternity services and stillbirth risk


A study of all 77 995 live births and 1234 stillbirths to mothers living in West Cumbria from 1950 to 1989 found no significant increase in stillbirth risk with distance of mother's residence from the first or second nearest maternity services, after allowing for year of birth, father's social class, and birth order.

  • stillbirth risk
  • maternity services
  • epidemiology

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