The Canadian Perinatal Surveillance System (CPSS) of the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) is pleased to share with you the Perinatal Health Indicators (PHI) Quick Stats and Data Tool.
Some highlights from this edition include the following:
- The rate of live birth to mothers 18-19 years old continues to decline (from 26.9 per 1000 females in 2008 to 14.2 per 1000 females in 2017), while births to mothers 35-39 years old continues to increase (from 50.5 per 1000 females in 2008 to 55.8 per 1000 females in 2017).
- Less than 5% of women reported any alcohol consumption once learning they were pregnant.
- The overall rate of diabetes (pre-existing or gestational) increased over the ten-year period (from 50.7 per 1000 total births in 2007 to 99.1 per 1000 total births in 2017).
The Perinatal Health Indicators Quick Stats and Data Tool provides available data on key indicators of maternal, fetal and infant health in Canada based on data from the Canadian Institute for Health Information’s Discharge Abstract Database (CIHI-DAD), the Canadian Community Health Survey (CCHS), and Vital Statistics (birth, stillbirth and death databases).
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