Vital Statistics Outputs Branch
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Frequency of release: Annually
Geographical coverage: England and Wales
Geographical breakdown: Country
A production error was identified in Table 3 of Child Mortality Statistics 2010 which was originally published on 26 April 2012. The titles of four Local Health Boards in Wales were transposed. This table has now been corrected. ONS apologises for any inconvenience caused.
Presents statistics on stillbirths, infant deaths and childhood deaths occurring annually in England and Wales. Also contains data on cause of death, sex and age-group plus analyses by some of the key risk factors affecting stillbirths and infant deaths including age of mother and birthweight.
For information on data quality, legislation and procedures relating to infant mortality statistics, please see Child Mortality Statistics Metadata (163.2 Kb Pdf) . A Quality and Methodology Information document (145.2 Kb Pdf) for Child mortality statistics is available on the ONS website.
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. Gestation specific mortality presents data on live births and infant deaths by gestational age, 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, mother's age. Unexplained deaths in infancy includes both sudden infant deaths and deaths for which the cause remained unknown or unascertained.
There are also rolling three-year aggregated 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).
Summary data for infant mortality in England and Wales (based on deaths registered in the year) are available in the Deaths registrations summary tables.
A geographical breakdown of infant death numbers and rates by local authority and county level (based on deaths registered in the year) is available in Deaths registered in England and Wales by area of usual residence.
The Births summary tables, England and Wales provide key summary statistics for live births in England and Wales.
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