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Maternal Mortality Rates

Volume 13: debated on Monday 23 November 1981

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asked the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will give for the last five years, including the most up-to-date figures for 1981, the maternal mortality rates in Ayrshire and Arran, together with the figures for comparable health authority areas in Scotland.

Maternal deaths by health board area are given in the table below. The numbers relating to individual health boards are too small to produce any meaningful death rates.

Maternal deaths by health board area, Scotland, 1976–81.

Health board area

Year

1976

1977

1978

1979

1980

1981 1st and 2nd Qtrs.

Argyll and Clyde2111
Ayrshire and Arran112
Borders
Dumfries and Galloway
Fife2
Forth Valley111
Grampian121
Greater Glasgow121321
Highland1
Lanarkshire431111
Lothian1221
Orkney1
Shetland
Tayside111
Western Isles
Scotland101347106