asked the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will publish the numbers for the last five years, including the most up-to-date figure for 1981, of the perinatal mortality rate in Ayrshire and Arran and the causes of the deaths.
The information requested is as follows. Information on causes of death is readily available only for 1977 and 1979.
|1. Perinatal Deaths and Mortality Rates per 1,000 Births (Live and Still) Ayrshire and Arran Health Board Area 1976–81|
|† The total numbers of deaths differ because the Registrar General includes multiple birth, the perinatal mortality survey covers single births only.|
Source: Registrar General.
2. Perinatal Deaths by Clinical Cause Ayrshire and Arran Health Board 1977 and 1979 (Single Births only)
|Low Birth Weight||38||36|
|Normal Birth Weight||5||5|
Source: Perinatal Mortality Survey.
* The total numbers of deaths differ because the Registrar General includes multiple birth. The perinatal mortality survey covers single births only.