Table 1

Deliveries in Denmark. Values are percentages of the total number of deliveries unless otherwise stated

Year
1995199619971998199920002001200220032004% Change 1995-2004
No of deliveries67 84065 63565 78364 57864 57865 54163 81462 51563 03862 814−7.41
Stage of delivery*
Extremely preterm0.220.270.210.200.220.210.260.240.310.3140.91
Very preterm0.550.610.580.610.610.610.590.630.660.6721.82
Moderately preterm4.404.854.394.574.544.765.095.185.265.3621.82
Term94.8394.2794.8294.6394.6394.4294.0693.9493.7793.67−1.22
Characteristics of mother:
White European95.2394.8194.3394.0193.7593.6193.5993.6394.0294.43−0.84
In vitro fertilisation1.171.551.892.032.432.822.992.953.372.47111.11
Multiple births1.701.891.881.981.971.992.232.222.242.2632.9
Primiparity44.8545.6946.5243.4943.6244.3344.1643.7043.7944.02−1.85
Spontaneous delivery87.6387.1793.2892.8288.6785.7084.6882.1180.5279.18−9.64
Smoker26.825.522.021.220.019.718.617.716.315.5−42.2
Standard population§34.8835.3337.9735.4133.5432.8032.4731.4931.0131.31−10.24
  • * Extremely preterm: 22-27 completed weeks of gestation; very preterm: 28-31; moderately preterm: 32-36; term: ≥37.

  • † Women giving birth for the first time.

  • ‡ All deliveries except induced delivery and elective caesarian section.

  • § 20-40 year old white European primiparous women with a singleton spontaneous pregnancy.