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Infant Mortality

Volume 949: debated on Friday 12 May 1978

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asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if he will publish a table showing the infant mortality rates in England and Wales in each year since 1948.

Deaths of infants under one year of age per 1,000 live births in England and Wales were as follows:—

194833·9
194932·4
195029·6
195129·7
195227·6
195326·8
195425·4
195524·9
195623·7
195723·1
195822·5
195922·2
196021·8
196121·4
196221·7
196321·1
196419·9
196519·0
196619·0
196718·3
196818·3
196918·0
197018·2
197117·5
197217·2
197316·9
197416·3
197515·7
197614·3
197713·6*
* Provisional.
The rates up to 1975 have been published in Table 2 of OPCS annual series DH3 No. 2 and for 1976 and 1977, in advance of the annual fable, in OPCS Monitor WR 78/12.