The main reason, according to a CIHI (Canadian Institute for Health Information) report, is that, “historically, because of the long waits at Island hospitals for any kind of service, pregnant Island women have become socio-geograpically predisposed to keeping their clams shut tight until the very last second.”
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In a related report, also from the CIHI, PEI ranks equal with the rest of the Canadian provinces for immature births. “It’s an interesting statistic,” says Eloise Placente, an analytical manager with CIHI. “Every province in Canada reports an almost 100% rate of immature births. Practically every baby born in Canada seems to be childish and immature.”
It should be noted that Placente is not married.