Revista Brasileira de Saúde Materno Infantil
versão impressa ISSN 1519-3829
BERINGHS, Evani Marzagão; GALLO, Paulo Rogério e REIS, Alberto Olavo Advincula. Stillbirths registers in the municipality of São Paulo: a descritive approach to fillingout of registration forms. Rev. Bras. Saude Mater. Infant. [online]. 2008, vol.8, n.3, pp. 319-323. ISSN 1519-3829. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S1519-38292008000300011.
OBJECTIVES: to study the information contained in Stillbirth Registers (SBRs) in the Municipality of São Paulo. METHODS: the adequacy of the filling out of SBR forms was assessed on the basis of the SBRs (6722) made available by the FSEADE (Foundation for Statistical Data Analysis System), using a Data Completion Index (DCI), making it possible to compare the three years studied (2001-3). Variables relating to the mother and the fetus were included where the DCI was greater than 10%. Education, parity, place of residence, birth type, for the mother and weight, gestational age and underlying cause of death, for the fetus. RESULTS: the absolute stillbirth component changed little in the first two of the three years, falling slightly in the third. The variable most frequently registered was sex (98%), followed by place of residence (82.9%) and parity (70%). The data least often registered were those relating to the mother's age and schooling, 20.0% and 16.7%, respectively. The underlying cause was recorded in 46.7%, fetal weight in 37% and type of birth in 25.3%. CONCLUSIONS: the data demonstrate that the difficulty encountered in incorporating this health indicator into the traditional set of indicators is in part due to the inadequacy of the data provided on the SBR form.
Palavras-chave : Fetal death; Declaration of stillbirth; Fetal mortality.