Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Tri County Adverse Birth Outcome Study to be Released

WHAT: The Utah Department of Health (UDOH) will present the results of its Tri County Adverse Birth Outcomes statistical review to the Tri County Board of Health during its March meeting.

WHY: In June 2013 the UDOH was made aware of a perceived increase in stillbirths and infant deaths in the Tri County Health district (Daggett, Duchesne, Uintah counties). The Department reviewed adverse birth outcomes including low birth weight, premature birth, small-for-gestational age births, infant deaths, and stillbirths to determine if these outcomes were more frequent in the Tri County area than in the rest of the state.  

The study did not attempt to identify factors that may have lead to any adverse birth outcomes.

WHO: Sam LeFevre
Utah Department of Health

WHEN: Wednesday, March 18, 2015

WHERE: Tri County Health Department – large conference room
                133 South 500 East
                Vernal, Utah 

**Note: Members of the media who agree to an embargo of noon on Wednesday, March 18 can receive an advance copy of the report by emailing Tom Hudachko at thudachko@utah.gov.**