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Release: Gestation-specific Infant Mortality in England and Wales, 2009

Released: 11 October 2011 Next edition: 10 October 2012


Claudia Wells

Health and Life Events Division

Telephone: +44 (0)1633 455867

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

Frequency of release: Annually

Language: English

Geographical coverage: England and Wales

Geographical breakdown: Country

Revised reference tables for 2007 to 2012 have superseded the originally published reference tables.

Presents data on stillbirths and infant deaths by gestational age at birth, birthweight and Office for National Statistics (ONS) cause groups, plus analyses on some of the key risk factors affecting stillbirths and infant deaths including ethnic group, mother’s age and NS-SEC based on father’s occupation.

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.

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 ad 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).

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 usual area of residence.

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

The Births summary tables, England and Wales provide key summary statistics for live births in England and Wales.

We welcome feedback on the content, format and relevance of this release. The Health and Life Events (HLED) User Engagement Strategy outlines the divisional approach to user engagement.

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

Assessing quality of NHS Numbers for Babies data and providing gestational age statistics

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