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Infant Mortality

Volume 958: debated on Wednesday 15 November 1978

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asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what are perinatal mortality rates in Hemel Hempstead and the county of Hertfordshire, Brighton and the county of Sussex, and Newcastle and the county of Northumbria, expressed as stillbirths and deaths under one week of age per 1,000 total births, in 1975, 1976, and 1977.

The numbers of stillbirths and deaths under one week of age per 1,000 total births are as follows:

Administrative area197519761977*
Dacorum132219
Hertfordshire171714
Brighton161220
East Sussex181918
Newcastle upon Tyne152020
Tyne and Wear191920
Northumberland211816
* Provisional.
Hemel Hempstead is now part of Dacorum. The areas shown are all as constituted since the local government reorganisation in 1974.