TITLE

Risks of stillbirth and early neonatal death by day of week

PUB. DATE
February 2004
SOURCE
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;2/3/2004, Vol. 170 Issue 3, p337
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Background: Higher risks of stillbirth or early neonatal death, or both, have been reported from several countries for births on weekend days. It is unclear whether such higher risks have persisted in recent years. We investigated weekend-associated risks of stillbirth and early neonatal death in most Canadian provinces. Methods: We studied all 3 239 972 births recorded in Canada, excluding Ontario, between 1985 and 1998. The main outcome measures were the relative risks (RRs) of stillbirth and early neonatal death for infants born on weekends versus weekdays. Results: The proportion of births on weekend days was 24% lower than the proportion on weekdays. Infants born on weekend days had slightly but significantly elevated risks of stillbirth (RR 1.06, 95% confidence interval [CI] 1.02-1.09) and early neonatal death (RR 1.11, 95% CI 1.07-1.16). However, the higher risks disappeared after adjustment for gestational age. Interpretation: The crude risks of stillbirth and early neonatal death remained slightly higher for births on weekend days, but the excesses were much smaller than those reported from other countries.
ACCESSION #
12018117

 

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