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Infant Mortality, Childbirth And Rubella

Volume 958: debated on Monday 20 November 1978

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asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if he will list, for the West Midlands regional health authority and each of its constituent area health authorities in 1977, the stillbirth rate, perinatal mortality rate, neonatal mortality rate, post-neonatal mortality rate and infant mortality rate for the whole population and for socio-economic classes I, II, III, IV, V and unsupported mothers, the stillbirth rate, the perinatal mortality rate, neonatal mortality rate, post-neonatal mortality rate and infant mortality rate for babies born weighing less than 2,500 gms., the proportion of babies born weighing less than 2.500 gms. for the whole population and for socioeconomic groups, I, II, III, IV, V and unsupported mothers, respectively, the prevalence, respectively, of caesarian section and induction, the number of inoculations against rubella given to, respectively, schoolgirls and adult women of childbearing age, estimating the percentage of girls inoculated by the age of 15 years, the incidence of congenital rubella in 1977 and in 1978 to the latest date for which figures are available, the number of births in each socio-economic class and to unsupported mothers, the number of births which were (a) first pregnancies, (b) second pregnancies, (c) third pregnancies, (d) fourth pregnancies and (e) fifth or later pregnancies. and the perinatal mortality rates for each parity, the number of births to mothers aged, respectively, under 16 years, 16 to 19 years, 20 to 24 years, 25 to 29 years, 30 to 34 years, and 35 plus years and the perinatal mortality rates in each age band, the incidence of congenital malformations and the incidence of cerebral palsy.

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if he will list, for the South-Western regional health authority and each of its constituent area health authorities in 1977, the stillbirth rate, perinatal mortality rate, neonatal mortality rate, post-neonatal mortality rate and infant mortality rate for the whole population and for socio-economic clauses I, II, III, IV, V and unsupported mothers, the stillbirth rate, the perinatal mortality rate, neonatal mortality rate, post-neonatal mortality rate and infant mortality rate for babies born weighing less than 2,500 gms. the proportion of babies born weighing less than 2,500 gms. for the whole population and for socioeconomic groups I, II, III, IV, V and unsupported mothers, respectively, the prevalence, respectively, of caesarian section and induction, the number of inoculations against rubella given to, respectively, schoolgirls and adult women of childbearing age and his estimate of the percentage of girls inoculated by the age of 15 years, the incidence of congenital rubella in 1977 and in 1978 to the latest date for which figures are available, the number of births in each socio-economic class and to unsupported mothers, the number of births which were (a) first pregnancies, (b) second pregnancies, (c) third pregnancies, (d) fourth pregnancies and (e) fifth or later pregnancies, and the perinatal mortality rate for each parity, the number of births to mothers aged, respectively, under 16 years, 16 to 19 years, 20 to 24 years, 25 to 29 years, 30 to 34 years, and 35 plus years and the perinatal mortality rates in each age band, the incidence of congenital malformations and the incidence of cerebral palsy.

I would refer my hon. Friends to my reply to the hon. Members for Huddersfield, West (Mr. Lomas), Ealing, Acton (Sir G. Young), Walsall, South (Mr. George), Chorley (Mr. Rodgers), Welwyn and Hatfield (Mrs. Hayman), St. Marylebone (Mr. Baker), Eccles (Mr. Carter-Jones), Stoke-on-Trent, South (Mr. Ashley), Newcastle upon Tyne, East (Mr. Thomas), Woolwich, West (Mr. Bottomley) and Southampton. Test (Mr. Gould) on 17th November 1978.