Women from South Asian countries settled in Australia are found to be at higher risk of stillbirths, reveals a research being published in the Medical Journal of Australia.
The risk was compared with Australian women and it was found that South Asian origin women are at double the risk of having stillbirths. In order to reach at the above conclusion, the study researchers assessed over 40,000 births, which took place at three Australian hospitals.
The data was evaluated between 2001 and 2011, said Euan Wallace, Professor at Monash Medical Centre who was also part of the study. Wallace affirmed that women from India, Sri Lanka, Pakistan and Bangladesh, had stillbirth rate 2.4 times high when compared with Australian origin women.
"These results support observations in other Western populations that women of South Asian origin have a higher risk of stillbirth than other women", said Wallace.
He affirmed that one of the ways is to make sure that women from all origins are provided quality care. However, it cannot be known which factors have made the stillbirth percentage to rise and a further research needs to be taken out.
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