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In 2011, there were a total of 2,992 perinatal deaths in Australia - 2,220 fetal (at birth with minimum 20 weeks gestation) and 772 neonatal (within 4 weeks of birth). This is at a rate of 9.9 per 1000 births - or put another way 8.2 babies per day, every single day of the year. See chapter 5 of this report for more information by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare. http://www.aihw.gov.au/WorkArea/DownloadAsset.aspx id=60129545698

There were 1,140 infant deaths in 2011 http://www.abs.gov.au/ausstats/abs@.nsf/mf/3302.0 – so taking off the neonatal deaths, there were an extra 368 infants between (1-12 months) … 3360 deaths up to age 1 … 9.21 per day

Australian Bureau of Statistics

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AIHW National Perinatal Statistics Unit

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Australian & New Zealand Stillbirth Alliance (ANZSA)

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Pregnancy & Infant Loss Awareness & Research Institute (Pilari)

This website aims to:

  • Support people who have been affected by pregnancy and infant loss (personally or professionally);
  • Raise more awareness of its prevalence; and
  • Attract more medical research into this area.

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SIDS & Kids

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The Stillbirth Foundation Australia

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