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[Correspondence] Stillbirth in China

The global stillbirth rate is estimated to be 18·4%. A goal of reaching a rate of 12% by 2030 has been proposed by Joy Lawn and colleagues1 in the Lancet Series Ending preventable stillbirths. The stillbirth rate in China has reduced by 4–6% in the past 15 years (2000–15). However, the number of stillbirths in China in 2015 remains high and ranked in the top fifth of the world.1,2 The mean stillbirth rate analysed from six tertiary hospitals in our network3 is even higher than the global rate and has increased from 26·29% in 2010 to 41·90% in 2015 (table).