ARCHIVED - Canadian Perinatal Health Report - 2008 EDITION


A national report on 29 indicators of the health of pregnant women, mothers and babies in Canada

Table of Contents

Section A: Determinants of Maternal, Fetal and Infant Health

Behaviours and Practices

  • 1. Rate of Maternal Smoking during Pregnancy
  • 2. Rate of Maternal Exposure to Second-Hand Smoke during Pregnancy
  • 3. Rate of Maternal Alcohol Consumption during Pregnancy
  • 4. Rate of Breastfeeding
  • 5. Rate of Periconceptional Folic Acid Supplementation
  • 6. Rate of Low Maternal Education
  • 7. Rate of Live Births to Teenage Mothers
  • 8. Rate of Live Births to Older Mothers

Health Services

  • 9. Rate of Labour Induction
  • 10. Rate of Cesarean Delivery
  • 11. Rate of Operative Vaginal Delivery
  • 12. Rate of Trauma to the Perineum
  • 13. Rate of Early Maternal Discharge from Hospital after Childbirth
  • 14. Rate of Early Neonatal Discharge from Hospital after Birth

Section B: Maternal, Fetal and Infant Health Outcomes

Maternal Health Outcomes

  • 15. Maternal Mortality Ratio
  • 16. Severe Maternal Morbidity Rate
  • 17. Induced Abortion Ratio
  • 18. Rate of Ectopic Pregnancy
  • 19. Rate of Maternal Readmission after Discharge following Childbirth

Fetal and Infant Health Outcomes

  • 20. Preterm Birth Rate
  • 21. Postterm Birth Rate
  • 22. Small-for-Gestational-Age Rate
  • 23. Large-for-Gestational-Age Rate
  • 24. Fetal Mortality Rate
  • 25. Infant Mortality Rate
  • 26. Severe Neonatal Morbidity Rate
  • 27. Multiple Birth Rate
  • 28. Prevalence of Congenital Anomalies
  • 29. Rate of Neonatal Hospital Readmission after Discharge following Birth

Section C: Appendices

  • Appendix A: Data Sources and Methods
  • Appendix A.1: Impact of Analysis by Province/Territory of Residence versus Province/Territory of Hospitalization
  • Appendix A.2: ICD-9 and ICD-10 Code Conversions for Selected Indicators
  • Appendix B: Guide to the Interpretation of Statistical Information in the Canadian Perinatal Health Report, 2008 Edition
  • Appendix C: List of Perinatal Health Indicators
  • Appendix D: List of Acronyms
  • Appendix E: Components of Fetal-Infant Mortality
  • Appendix F: Data Tables Accompanying An Overview of Perinatal Health in Canada
  • Appendix G: Data Tables for Figures Presented in Sections A and B
  • Appendix H: Ontario Vital Statistics Data
  • Appendix I: Canadian Perinatal Surveillance System (CPSS) Publications (as of January 2008)
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