Karnataka has highest stillbirth rate

According to the Sample Registration Survey (SRS) 2013 Karnataka has the highest stillbirth rate in India. That is, 12 deaths per 1,000 births.

  1. The survey notes that Karnataka’s perinatal mortality rate stands at 30 per 1,000 live births.
  2. This is higher than the country’s average of 26 per 1,000 births.
  3. Stillbirths and perinatal mortality are the only two health indicators where Karnataka fares badly.
  4. Higher number of stillbirths also grossly indicates the low pre-natal and natal care for pregnant women in primary health centres.
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