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Table 1 Births and fetal and infant deaths by prioritised ethnicity Numbers and rates per 1,000 births 2006 A fetal death is defined as a death in pregnancy from 20 weeks of gestation up until birth.
As shown in table 1, fetal and early neonatal mortality rates are higher for Pacific babies than the total population.
It also keeps children away from school and their peers, impeding social and educational development.
Acute rheumatic fever (ARF) is caused by a streptococcal throat infection, and can lead to long-term heart damage.
Pacific infants are more than twice as likely to die from SUDI as European infants (Craig et al, 2007, p207).
The hospitalisation rates for all New Zealand children and young people nearly doubled between 19.