Correction

11 February 2020

A lot of minor errors in these historic child mortality datasets have been identified and corrected since 2018 as detailed below. As a result, the processing and quality assurance used in production of these statistics has now been overhauled, including increased automation of production code and checks.

2017: Neonatal mortality rate for males in Northern Ireland was incorrectly reported as 2.9 rather than 2.8 in Table 2, which has been corrected (4 July 2019). Other small errors occurred in Tables 11, 12 and 13 which have been corrected (11 Feb 2020).

2016: Due to a manual processing error, the under 1 day figure and 1 day and under 1 week figure in Table 16 have been corrected (12 July 2018). Due to a processing error, the stillbirth, early neonatal, neonatal, postneonatal and infant death figures by ONS cause groups have been corrected (28 May 2019). The early neonatal, neonatal, post-neonatal and infant death figures by birthweight, type of registration and socio-economic classification in Table 12 has been corrected due to a processing error (16 June 2019).

2015: Corrections have been made to this data year as per those for the 2016 data year above (same errors which were corrected at the same times).

2014: Due to a processing error, the stillbirth, early neonatal, neonatal, postneonatal and infant death figures by ONS cause groups have been corrected (28 May 2019). The early neonatal, neonatal, post-neonatal and infant death figures by birthweight, type of registration and socio-economic classification in Table 12 has been corrected due to a processing error (16 June 2019).

2013: The early neonatal, neonatal, post-neonatal and infant death figures by birthweight, type of registration and socio-economic classification in Table 12 has been corrected due to a processing error (16 June 2019).

2012: Corrections have been made to this data year as per those for the 2013 data year above (same error which was corrected at the same time).

We apologise for any inconvenience.

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Vasita Patel
Release date:
16 June 2019
Next release:
February to March 2020

About this Dataset

Live births, stillbirths and linked infant deaths occurring annually in England and Wales, and associated risk factors.

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Important notes and usage information

In table 16 of Child Mortality in England and Wales datasets for 2015 and 2016, due to a manual processing error, the under 1 day figure and 1 day and under 1 week figure for 2015 was incorrectly reported as 1,015 and 421 respectively rather than 1,016 and 420. We have corrected this error. You can see all previous versions of this data on the previous versions page. We apologise for any inconvenience.