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The Irish Times - Tuesday - Health - - Parenting Loss Of A Newborn Babies - Source: Peri­na­tal Sta­tis­tics Re­port 2015

37

A child b orn be­fore 37 weeks is con­sid­ered pre­ma­ture

6.5

The per­cent­age of all live births in Ire­land that are pre-term

4.6

The per­cent­age rate for mul­ti­ple births

64.8

The peri­na­tal mor­tal­ity rate for ba­bies born be­fore 37 weeks is 64.8 per 1,000 live births and still­births.

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