Concept selected: Childbirth


The definition of childbirth used in these statistics coincides with the medical-biological concept, that is, the expulsion or extraction of a viable product of conception from its mother. Therefore, miscarriage or expulsion of the unviable foetus is excluded.


The reason for the statistical treatment of Childbirth as an independent phenomenon lies in that it shows, as a whole, viable fertility, as it encompasses both births and late foetal deaths.

The relationship existing among these three concepts is as follows:
Singleton deliveries + 2 times the twin deliveries + 3 times the triplet deliveries + ... = births + late foetal deaths.


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