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Letters Factors affecting stillbirth

Increase in stillbirths in Greece is linked to the economic crisis

BMJ 2013; 346 doi: (Published 19 February 2013) Cite this as: BMJ 2013;346:f1061
  1. Nikolaos Vlachadis, obstetrician gynaecologist1,
  2. Eleni Kornarou, lecturer1
  1. 1National School of Public Health, 11521, Athens, Greece
  1. vlaxadis{at}

Gardosi and colleagues’ article has prompted us to highlight the recent increase in stillbirths in Greece.1

We analysed official data on stillbirths in Greece from the Hellenic Statistical Authority (ELSTAT). Stillbirth rates in Greece continuously decreased over 42 years, from …

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