Perinatal Health Indicators for Canada 2017
For the latest perinatal health data from the Canadian Perinatal Surveillance System, please visit:
- Perinatal Health Indicators Quick Stats and Data Tool (https://health-infobase.canada.ca/PHI/) on the Public Health Infobase.
Produced by the Canadian Perinatal Surveillance System (CPSS), this report presents surveillance information on key indicators of maternal, fetal and infant health in Canada including:
- Rate of live births to teenage mothers
- Rate of live births to older mothers
- Rate of caesarean delivery
- Severe maternal morbidity rate
- Pregnancy-related mortality rate
- Preterm birth rate
- Post-term birth rate
- Small-for-gestational-age birth rate
- Large-for-gestational-age birth rate
- Fetal mortality rate
- Infant mortality rate
- Neonatal mortality rate
- Birth prevalence of congenital anomalies
- Multiple birth rate
The results presented are based on the most recent available data:
- Vital statistics data up to 2010 and 2011
- Hospitalization data up to 2014-2015
The report includes the following main findings:
- The rate of infant mortality remained stable and very low. The latest data (2011) show that the rate of infant mortality was 5 deaths per 1,000 live births.
- Between 2007 and 2014, the rate of live births to teenage mothers aged 18-19 years has steadily declined from 27.2 to 18.6 per 1,000 females.
- The overall rate of caesarean delivery was 28.4% of hospital deliveries in 2014-2015.
To obtain a PDF copy of the report, please visit: Perinatal Health Indicators for Canada on the Government of Canada Publications website.
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