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Birth Weights

Volume 19: debated on Tuesday 2 March 1982

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asked the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will provide a breakdown of the percentage of birth weights in Dundee and Scotland by social occupational class in the latest year in the following categories: (a) less than 2,500 grams and (b) greater than 3,000 grams.

The information for 1979 is as follows:

Social Class*Birth weight less than 2,500 grams per cent. Dundee/Birth weight over 3,000 gramsper cent. Dundee/
ScotlandScotland
I2·04·086·181·6
II7·04·976·780·7
III5·96·275·675·9
IV9·47·172·674·5
V10·38·864·568·5
Not known9·69·168·469·4
Notes:
* OPCS Classification of Occupations, HMSO 1970.
The percentages are based upon total births in each social class grouping.