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Birth Statistics

Volume 77: debated on Monday 15 April 1985

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asked the Secretary of State for Social Services 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 for (i) the United Kingdom, (ii) England and (iii) each regional health authority.

The figures for 1980 to 1983 are shown in the table. No information for 1984 is yet available.

1980

1981

1982

1983

Area

Mean

Standard deviation

Mean

Standard deviation

Mean

Standard deviation

Mean

Standard deviation

Stillbirths2,0899822,0789862,1449792,115967
EnglandTotal births3,2725603,2795673,2835633,286565
Live births3,2815463,2935453,2905533,292555
Stillbirths2,0709702,0649832,1499762,114968

Regional Health Authorities

NorthernTotal births3,2915603,2955663,3015653,302568
Live births3,3025443,3115393,3095533,309556
Stillbirths2,0239221,9629362,0829261,994926
YorkshireTotal births3,2525633,2485733,2705663,275568
Live births3,2635473,2655453,2785543,282557
Stillbirths2,0459582,0611,0122,1039742,143990
TrentTotal births3,2675663,2715653,2785633,280571
Live births3,2765523,2825473,2855533,288560
Stillbirths2,1011,0322,1549972,1849722,054969
East AnglianTotal births3,3055553,3215513,3185673,327554
Live births3,3125473,3355263,3255573,334543
Stillbirths2,1318171,9109422,2121,0382,141911
North West ThamesTotal births3,2535573,2585733,2625573,260561
Live births3,2605463,2745443,2675483,266553
Stillbirths2,0009352,1041,1372,1629652,126927
North East ThamesTotal births3,2525613,2635693,2585653,261567
Live births3,2605473,2755523,2655553,267558
Stillbirths2,1501,0012,1569382,1099912,138983
South East ThamesTotal births3,2825543,2865703,2865593,283562
Live births3,2915413,3015473,2925513,290552
Stillbirths2,0449382,0959912,2439892,150948
South West ThamesTotal births3,2985443,3055483,3055593,304556
Live births3,3045353,3155313,3115493,310546
Stillbirths2,1589152,0129702,1501,0232,2121,042
WessexTotal births3,3015423,3025573,3135553,313558
Live births3,3085313,3165343,3185463,320547
Stillbirths2,1519591,9599822,1259842,008970
OxfordTotal births3,2875583,2925643,3015573,299557
Live births3,2955453,3045453,3075483,304549
Stillbirths2,0089422,0269552,1809992,187942
South WesternTotal births3,3015473,3085583,3145513,314555
Live births3,3095353,3205403,3205433,320546
Stillbirths2,1759732,0009182,1709282,147961
West MidlandsTotal births3,2555683,2645763,2605653,268570
Live births3,2655523,2825483,2685533,276557
Stillbirths2,0239972,0059262,1381,0042,0911,005
MerseyTotal births3,2905663,2835693,3075653,313569
Live births3,2995513,2955513,3145553,319561
Stillbirths2,0489992,2359672,2529782,061891
North WesternTotal births3,2475723,2535853,2625773,268576
Live births3,2575563,2685623,2695673,275567
Stillbirths2,0409842,1179922,0859132,180967
WalesTotal births3,3105613,2905953,3105673,305570
Live births3,3185513,3115583,3175583,312560
Stillbirths2,1688982,0681,1552,1159692,187979

Footnote to table

1. The 1983 figures for the United Kingdom include provision information for Scotland.

2. The 1981 figures for areas of England are based on a 10 per cent. sample.

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services 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 district health authority in England.

The information for 1983 is shown in the table. No information for 1984 is yet available.

Means and standard deviations of birthweights (grams) District Health Authorities in England—1983
District Health AuthorityMeanStandard deviation
Northern RHA
HartlepoolTotal Births3,270546
Live Births3,271544
North TeesTotal Births3,283585
Live Births3,293568
South TeesTotal Births3,326580
Live Births3,331570
East CumbriaTotal Births3,327538
Live Births3,337521
South CumbriaTotal Births3,360550
Live Births3,362546
West CumbriaTotal Births3,312585
Live Births3,320578
DarlingtonTotal Births3,290581
Live Births3,297569
DurhamTotal Births3,304579
Live Births3,312566
North West DurhamTotal Births3,287561
Live Births3,292553
South West DurhamTotal Births3,290576
Live Births3,295567
NorthumberlandTotal Births3,307542
Live Births3,314532
GatesheadTotal Births3,276575
Live Births3,286560
NewcastleTotal Births3,265573
Live Births3,274559
North TynesideTotal Births3,274564
Live Births3,283552
South TynesideTotal Births3,297558
Live Births3,309543
SunderlandTotal Births3,324567
Live Births3,334551
Yorkshire RHA
HullTotal Births3,309559
Live Births3,313554
East YorkshireTotal Births3,355546
Live Births3,359539
GrimsbyTotal Births3,318563
Live Births3,331540
ScunthorpeTotal Births3,290548
Live Births3,300530
NorthallertonTotal Births3,325585
Live Births3,329582
YorkTotal Births3,324561
Live Births3,333546
ScarboroughTotal Births3,353580
Live Births3,364566
HarrogateTotal Births3,307556
Live Births3,317537
BradfordTotal Births3,189569
Live Births3,196558
AiredaleTotal Births3,219557
Live Births3,223551
CalderdaleTotal Births3,231582
Live Births3,244560
HuddersfieldTotal Births3,285538
Live Births3,290530
DewsburyTotal Births3,221555
Live Births3,227545
Leeds WesternTotal Births3,284601
Live Births3,289594
Leeds EasternTotal Births3,269563
Live Births3,276555
WakefieldTotal Births3,287570
Live Births3,296556
PontefractTotal Births3,277567
Live Births3,280562

District Health Authority

Mean

Standarddeviation

Trent RHA

North DerbyshireTotal Births3,278565
Live Births3,286553
Southern DerbyshireTotal Births3,287574
Live Births3,294562
LeicestershireTotal Births3,264569
Live Births3,272556
North LincolnshireTotal Births3,309565
Live Births3,315554
South LincolnshireTotal Births3,299564
Live Births3,311548
BassetlawTotal Births3,283567
Live Births3,294549
Central NottinghamshireTotal births3,291559
Live births3,297553
NottinghamTotal births3,252583
Live births3,259571
BarnsleyTotal births3,281560
Live births3,284555
DoncasterTotal births3,293581
Live births3,300568
RotherhamTotal births3,292585
Live births3,302571
SheffieldTotal births3,295567
Live births3,300561

East Anglian RHA

CambridgeTotal births3,330547
Live births3,336538
PeterboroughTotal births3,305579
Live births3,316566
West SuffolkTotal Births3,325569
Live Births3,331562
East SuffolkTotal birts3,367529
Live births3,372521
NorwichTotal births3,314564
Live births3,322553
Great Yarmouth andTotal births3,308550
WaveneyLive births3,315539
West Norfolk and WisbechTotal births3,314528
Live births3,319517
HuntingdonTotal births3,343556
Live births3,351540

North West Thames RHA

North BedfordshireTotal births3,351567
Live births3,355561
South BedfordshireTotal births3,289563
Live births3,295556
North HertfordshireTotal births3,281539
Live births3,286530
East HertfordshireTotal births3,335546
Live births3,340539
North West HertfordshireTotal births3,304546
Live births3,311535
South West HertfordshireTotal births3,253535
Live births3,256531
BarnetTotal births3,255543
Live births3,261535
HarrowTotal births3,214545
Live births3,221536
HillingdonTotal births3,265568
Live births3,272561
Hounslow and SpelthorneTotal births3,267573
Live births3,273562
EalingTotal births3,209554
Live births3,214547
BrentTotal births3,139582
Live births3,145574
Paddington, and NorthTotal births3,199608
KensingtonLive births3,210592
Hammersmith and FulhamTotal births3,261553
Live births3,267546
VictoriaTotal births3,285553
Live births3,286552

District Health Authority

Mean

Standard deviation

North East Thames RHA

Basildon and ThurrockTotal births3,305550
Live births3,311541
Mid EssexTotal births3,328539
Live births3,333530
North East EssexTotal births3,283552
Live births3,288544
West EssexTotal births3,355561
Live births3,360551
SouthendTotal births3,328544
Live births3,336534
Barking, Havering andTotal births3,305561
BrentwoodLive births3,310554
HampsteadTotal births3,248579
Live births3,252570
BloomsburyTotal births3,218590
Live births3,227578
IslingtonTotal births3,233577
Live births3,236573
City and HackneyTotal births3,198563
Live births3,202559
NewhamTotal births3,180577
Live births3,189564
Tower HamletsTotal births3,169558
Live births3,179539
EnfieldTotal births3,246581
Live births3,251574
HaringeyTotal births3,203584
Live births3,212569
RedbridgeTotal births3,274551
Live births3,278544
Waltham ForestTotal births3,220592
Live births3,225583

South East Thames RHA

BrightonTotal births3,292556
Live births3,299545
EastbourneTotal births3,291555
Live births3,295550
HastingsTotal births3,309544
Live births3,317531
South East KentTotal births3,316559
Live births3,320556
Canterbury and ThanetTotal births3,321552
Live births3,327542
Dartford and GraveshamTotal births3,302550
Live births3,310539
MaidstoneTotal births3,337552
Live births3,346537
MedwayTotal births3,303562
Live births3,310553
Tunbridge WellsTotal births3,330530
Live births3,334524
BexleyTotal births3,290550
Live births3,293546
GreenwichTotal births3,264568
Live births3,270558
BromleyTotal births3,338526
Live births3,340523
West LambethTotal births3,194583
Live births3,201574
CamberwellTotal births3,186599
Live births3,194588
Lewisham and NorthTotal births3,225575
SouthwarkLive births3,236557

South West Thames RHA

North West SurreyTotal births3,307562
Live births3,315549
West Surrey and North EastTotal births3,312542
HampshireLive births3,319527
South West SurreyTotal births3,356555
Live births3,359547
Mid SurreyTotal births3,292541
Live births3,299530
East SurreyTotal births3,324573

District Health Authority

Mean

Standard deviation

Live births3,332559
ChichesterTotal births3,333558
Live births3,348534
Mid DownsTotal births3,336541
Live births3,340533
WorthingTotal births3,324552
Live births3,329545
CroydonTotal births3,287565
Live births3,290561
Kingston and EsherTotal births3,308549
Live births3,314539
Richmond, Twickenham andTotal births3,320538
RoehamptonLive births3,322535
WandsworthTotal births3,215580
Live births3,223569
Merton and SuttonTotal births3,285553
Live births3,290545

Wessex RHA

East DorsetTotal births3,294552
Live births3,302538
West DorsetTotal births3,333563
Live births3,336558
Portsmouth and South EastTotal births3,288559
HampshireLive births3,295549
Southampton and South WestTotal births3,320573
HampshireLive births3,327560
WinchesterTotal births3,311577
Live births3,318564
Basingstoke and NorthTotal births3,306531
HampshireLive births3,311523
SalisburyTotal births3,351545
Live births3,354541
SwindonTotal births3,324548
Live births3,330537
BathTotal births3,325562
Live births3,333547
Isle of WightTotal births3,371544
Live births3,377536

Oxford RHA

East BerkshireTotal births3,298553
Live births3,305542
West BerkshireTotal births3,313550
Live births3,319543
Aylesbury ValeTotal births3,297584
Live births3,302580
WycombeTotal births3,277545
Live births3,280540
Milton KeynesTotal births3,280590
Live births3,285583
KetteringTotal births3,293549
Live births3,299541
NorthamptonTotal births3,314576
Live births3,320566
OxfordshireTotal births3,301543
Live births3,306537

South Western RHA

Bristol and WestonTotal births3,279566
Live births3,286557
FrenchayTotal births3,318571
Live births3,324562
SouthmeadTotal births3,331564
Live births3,334557
Cornwall and Isles of ScillyTotal births3,319554
Live births3,326543
ExeterTotal births3,320561
Live births3,324555
North DevonTotal births3,287553
Live births3,296538
PlymouthTotal births3,310537
Live births3,316526
TorbayTotal births3,316573
Live births3,322562
Cheltenham and DistrictTotal births3,310530

District Health AuthorityMeanStandard deviation
Live births3,314526
GloucesterTotal births3,321553
Live births3,328541
SomersetTotal births3,331544
Live births3,335539

West Midlands RHA

Bromsgrove and RedditchTotal births3,329563
Live births3,334556
HerefordshireTotal births3,333573
Live births3,346553
Kidderminster and DistrictTotal births3,297564
Live births3,301559
Worcester and DistrictTotal births3,338547
Live births3,347532
ShropshireTotal births3,325570
Live births3,335552
Mid StaffordshireTotal births3,311565
Live births3,322547
North StaffordshireTotal births3,273579
Live births3,283564
South East StaffordshireTotal births3,338553
Live births3,345541
RugbyTotal births3,294550
Live births3,301536
North WarwickshireTotal births3,319560
Live births3,332540
South WarwickshireTotal births3,316522
Live births3,318518
Central BirminghamTotal births3,189573
Live births3,198560
East BirminghamTotal births3,212562
Live births3,222546
North BirminghamTotal births3,282579
Live births3,286569
South BirminghamTotal births3,261570
Live births3,268561
West BirminghamTotal births3,160578
Live births3,168567
CoventryTotal births3,229548
Live births3,236537
DudleyTotal births3,284578
Live births3,291569
SandwellTotal births3,209574
Live births3,218565
SolihullTotal births3,302568
Live births3,307560
WalsallTotal births3,227582
Live births3,233573
WolverhamptonTotal births3,215580
Live births3,222566

Mersey RHA

ChesterTotal births3,346568
Live births3,349564
CreweTotal births3,290571
Live births3,296561
HaltonTotal births3,348560
Live births3,353552
MacclesfieldTotal births3,344573
Live births3,353562
WarringtonTotal births3,300566
Live births3,306559
LiverpoolTotal births3,296567
Live births3,303557
St. Helens and KnowleyTotal births3,274576
Live births3,280568
Southport and FormbyTotal births3,397546
Live births3,400543
South SeftonTotal births3,286564
Live births3,294550
WirralTotal births3,355570
Live births3,360563

North Western RHA

LancasterTotal births3,312553

District Health AuthorityMeanStandard deviation
Live births3,315548
Blackpool, Wyre and FyldeTotal births3,312570
Live births3,322556
PrestonTotal births3,248575
Live births3,259562
Blackburn, Hyndburn andTotal births3,235582
Ribble ValleyLive births3,242573
Burnley, Pendle andTotal births3,258569
RossendaleLive births3,262564
West LancashireTotal births3,315587
Live births3,319579
Chorley and South RibbleTotal births3,326568
Live births3,334557
BoltonTotal births3,258563
Live births3,266553
BuryTotal births3,307570
Live births3,318553
North ManchesterTotal births3,231590
Live births3,236585
Central ManchesterTotal births3,175599
Live births3,179594
South ManchesterTotal births3,240577
Live births3,245570
OldhamTotal births3,244594
Live births3,249575
RochdaleTotal births3,222564
Live births3,228557
SalfordTotal births3,262587
Live births3,269577
StockportTotal births3,294552
Live births3,299545
Tameside and GlossopTotal births3,282565
Live births3,288557
TraffordTotal births3,279584
Live births3,284577
WiganTotal births3,301583
Live births3,309571