Perinatal mortality rate
This article describes a ratio measure. In the standard operationalization, the numerator of the measure is number of perinatal deaths (view other ratio measures with this numerator) and the denominator of the measure is number of live births (view other ratio measures with this denominator). The denominator used for reporting is 1000. The measurement period is a variable.
The numerator counts the number of occurrences of an event during the measurement period.
The denominator counts the number of occurrences of an event.
The perinatal mortality rate (PMR) for a population is defined as the number of perinatal deaths (deaths of unborn fetuses after 28 weeks of pregnancy and deaths within 7 days of birth) for every 1000 live births.
The term perinatal here refers to "in the vicinity of birth."
|Term||Numerator is the number of deaths in the period ...|
|neonatal mortality rate||within 28 days of birth|
|infant mortality rate||within a year of being born|
|under 5 mortality rate||within 5 years of being born|