This is the thirtieth annual report on perinatal statistics in Western Australia (WA) from the Midwives' Notification System (MNS).
The report contains information on women who gave birth in WA in 2012 and their infants. Pregnancies that resulted in an infant at or greater than 20 weeks gestation or more than 400 grams in weight have been included. These criteria are in accordance with national reporting methods (AIHW 2009).
The report presents an overview of data on births for 2012 in terms of maternal demography, procedures and infant outcomes. It also describes trends over the collection period from 1980 to 2012 (where available). Information on women resident in this State who gave birth outside WA is not included in this report.
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