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Births And Perinatal Mortality

Volume 958: debated on Tuesday 21 November 1978

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asked the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will list, for Scotland and the Highland health board area in 1977, the number of births which were (a) first pregnancies, (b) second pregnancies, (c) third pregnancies, (d) fourth pregnancies and (e) fourth 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 years plus and the perinatal mortality rates in each age band, the incidence of congenital malformations and the incidence of cerebral palsy.

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