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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 Scotland if he will list separately for each health board in Scotland in 1977 (a) the stillbirth rate, perinatal mortality rate, neonatal mortality rate, post-neonatal mortality rate and infant mortality rate for the whole population and for unsupported mothers, (b) 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., (c) the proportion of babies born weighing less than 2,500 gms. for the whole population and unsupported mothers, respectively, (d) the prevalence, respectively, of caesarian section and induction, (e) 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, (f) the incidence of congenital rubella in 1977 and in 1978 to the latest date for which figures are available, (g) the number of births to unsupported mothers, (h) the number of births which were first pregnancies, second pregnancies, third pregnancies, fourth pregnancies, and fifth or later pregnancies, and the perinatal mortality rates for each parity, (i) 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 and the perinatal mortality rates in each age band, (j) the incidence of congenital malformations, and (k) the incidence of cerebral palsy.

I am arranging for this information to be produced and shall write to the hon. Member.