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Perinatal And Infant Mortality

Volume 14: debated on Tuesday 8 December 1981

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asked the Secretary of State for Wales what were the perinatal and infant mortality rates, respectively, for each social class where babies were born into married households in Dyfed in each of the last five years.

Perinatal and infant mortality rates for Dyfed (Legitimate births only)
Social classAll social classes*
IIIIIIIVV
1975–76
Perinatal deaths†211716232318
Infant deaths‡131313172614
1977–78
Perinatal deaths†19816172115
Infant deaths‡7910162211
* Including residual social groups not ascribed to social classes I—V.
† Rate per 1,000 total (live and still) legitimate births.
‡Rate per 1,000 live legitimate births.

asked the Secretary of State for Wales what were the perinatal and infant mortality rates, respectively, for each social class where babies were born into married households for 1979 and 1980.

The information for 1979 is given in the following table. Figures for 1980 are not yet available.

Perinatal and infant mortality rates* by social class in Wales
Social Class
Mortality RateIIIIIIIVV
Perinatal†1110142023
Infant‡87111422
*Legitimate births only
† Rate per 1,000 total births.
‡ Rate per 1,000 live births.