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Spina Bifida

Volume 115: debated on Thursday 7 May 1987

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asked the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many and what proportion of babies in Northern Ireland were born with spina bifida for each year since 1978, broken down in terms of live and still births.

The information is as follows:

YearLive spina bifida birthsRate per 1.000 live birthsStill spina bifida birthsRate per 1,000 still births
1978722·71040·3
1979672·41974·8
1980501·81765·6
1981521·91875·3
1982501·91261·2
1983411·5736·1

Note: 1983 is the most recent year for which information on spina bifida births is available.