This parameter refers to the gestational age at delivery (in months).
Data are based on the fetal lifetable by Goldhaber and Fireman (1991). Estimates of live births from Table 2 were converted into cumulative probabilities of birth by gestational month:
|Gestational Month||Cumulative Prob. Of Delivery|
For simplicity, we do not explore any uncertainty surrounding this parameter and assume that the probabilities are fixed.
If a pregnancy is simulated to end in a delivery (i.e. live birth or stillbirth), the month of delivery is drawn from the table of probabilities. We currently do not differentiate between delivery times for singleton and twins, although twins are generally born earlier.
GMatH (Global Maternal Health) Model - Last updated: 28 November 2022
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