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Neonatal Deaths

Volume 12: debated on Wednesday 11 November 1981

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36.

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will publish the statistics of neonatal deaths in Scotland in each of the last 10 years; and how they compare with those of England and Wales, Sweden, France, Austria, Switzerland and West Germany.

The available figures are as follows:

Neonatal Deaths, Scotland, Selected Countries, Rates, 1971–1980
YearCountry
ScotlandEngland and WalesSwedenAustriaSwitzerlandWest Germany
197113·511·68·819·09·917·9
197212·411·58·718·79·017·0
197312·711·17·817·99·4 16·5
197412·811·07·117·18·415·3
197511·810·76·415·47·413·8
YearCountry
ScotlandEngland and WalesSwedenAustriaSwitzerland.West Germany
197610·39·76·212·77·311·9
197711·39·35·811·96·510·3
19788·89·75·510·86·09·3
19798·78·2NANANANA
19807·87·7NANANANA
Neonatal deaths are deaths in the first 4 weeks of life.Rates are calculated per 1,000 live births.Directly comparable figures for France are not readily available.