Stillborn babies: Very high rates worldwide, and even in the U.S.
- 2.6M number of stillborn babies worldwide in 2009, according to reports published by The Lancet
- 98% of the babies stillborn each day — roughly 7,200 — die in developing countries, some at alarming rates
- six number of stillborn babies per 1,000 born in the United States — very high for a developed country source
» Controversial numbers: The numbers in the developing world are questionable simply because, being the developing world, they’re much harder to quantify. But that doesn’t make the numbers any less shocking. According to the World Health Organization’s estimates, these countries have two-thirds of the stillborn deaths worldwide: India, Pakistan, Nigeria, China, Bangladesh, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ethiopia, Indonesia, Afghanistan and the United Republic of Tanzania. Yeah, that’s right. That’s only ten countries.
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