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Release: Gestation-specific Infant Mortality in England and Wales, 2011

Released: 10 October 2013 (Latest) Next edition: October - November 14 (provisional date)


Justine Pooley

Mortality Team

Telephone: +44 (0) 1633 456690

Categories: Health and Social Care, Health of the Population, Causes of Death, Population, Deaths, Mortality Rates, Child Mortality, Infant Mortality

Frequency of release: Annually

Language: English

Geographical coverage: England and Wales

Geographical breakdown: Country

Live births and infant deaths by gestational age. Additionally by birthweight, multiplicity of births, mother's age, marital status (registration type), household occupation and ethnic group.

For information on data quality, legislation and procedures relating to infant mortality statistics, please see Mortality Metadata and the Summary Quality Report for Child Mortality Statistics, England and Wales (145.2 Kb Pdf) .

Unexplained Deaths in infancy presents data on sudden infant deaths, unascertained deaths and all unexplained infant deaths by sex, age at death and birthweight, while Infant and perinatal mortality by social and biological factors provides statistics on infant and perinatal mortality by father’s occupation, mother’s country of birth, birthweight and mother’s age.

Child Mortality Statistics presents data on stillbirths, infant deaths and childhood deaths by cause of death, sex and age-group.

The birth cohort tables for infant deaths provide specific data for deaths of infants born in a given calendar year using additional data from the birth record.

There are also rolling three-year aggregate infant mortality figures at local authority level.

The Vital Statistics: Population and Health Reference Tables provide quarterly and annual infant mortality data for the United Kingdom and its constituent countries (based on deaths registered in a year).

Browse using key words and themes to find data showing Summary data for infant mortality in England and Wales (based on deaths registered in the year). The data are available in the Deaths registrations summary tables.

Browse using key words and themes to find data showing a geographical breakdown of infant death numbers and rates by local authority and county level (based on deaths registered in the year). The data are available in Deaths registered in England and Wales by usual area of residence.

For data for other UK countries please see the latest infant death statistics for Northern Ireland and Scotland.

Browse using key words and themes to find data on the Births summary tables, England and Wales which provide key summary statistics for live births in England and Wales.

Other useful information

Results of the ICD-10 v2010 bridge coding study for stillbirths and neonatal deaths, England and Wales

Disclosure Control Policy for Birth and Death Statistics.

These National Statistics are produced to high professional standards and released according to the arrangements approved by the UK Statistics Authority.

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