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Signs of life

Data Item category

Perinatal mortality

Collections containing the item

Data definitions

Perinatal Deaths Registration Collections: All: Did the child breathe after birth yes/no? NT: Spontaneous breathing or resuscitation? Did any respiratory effort occur if breathing was not established? Any other signs of life (apart from heartbeat)? Whether or not the cord was cut or whether or not the placenta was attached at birth. Pulsation of the umbilical cord yes/no. Definite movement of voluntary muscles. Other (specify).

Additional information

Births and Deaths Registration Collection collect this data for stillbirths (Birth Register) and neonatal deaths (Deaths Register)

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