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Birth Statistics

Volume 77: debated on Monday 15 April 1985

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asked the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland if he will give the mean birthweight and standard deviation for (a) total births, (b) live births and (c) stillbirths in 1980, 1981, 1982, 1983 and 1984, respectively in Northern Ireland.

The available information is as follows:

Grams
YearTotal births Mean Standard birth deviation weightLive births Mean Standard Birth deviation weightStill births Mean Standard birth deviation weight
19803,3576003,3685802,1611,261
19813,3495883,3605722,090982
19823,3585833,3685682,0811,015
19833,3735843,3825692,053996

asked the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland if he will give the mean birthweight and standard deviation for (a) total births and (b) live births in 1983 and 1984, respectively, for each area health board in Northern Ireland.

The information for 1983 is as follows. Final figures for 1984 are not yet available.

Grams
Health and Social Services BoardTotal birthsLive births
Mean birth weightStandard deviationMean birth weightStandard deviation
Eastern3,3655843,374569
Northern3,3715873,382572
Southern3,3915613,400545
Western3,3716003,379586
Northern Ireland3,3735843,382569