The stillbirth rate given as the number of stillbirths per 1,000 total births (the sum of still and live births). On 1 October 1992 the Stillbirth (Definition) Act 1992 came into force, altering the definition of a stillbirth to 24 or more weeks completed gestation, instead of 28 or more weeks completed gestation. Figures for stillbirths from 1993 are thus not fully comparable with those for previous years.
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