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Down's Syndrome

Volume 264: debated on Friday 20 October 1995

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To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, how many children have been born in Scotland with Down's syndrome in each of the past 15 years. [36338]

The information requested is as follows:

YearNumber of babies recorded with Down's syndrome1,2
198058
198148
198244
198355
198446
198551
YearNumber of babies recorded with Down's syndrome1,2
198639
198761
198862
198951
199058
199170
199243
1993342
1994352
1 Live and still births.
2 Recorded on the Scottish Morbidity Record (SMR)11.
3 Provisional.
The coverage of the SMR11 statistical inquiry from which information on Down's syndrome babies is derived has increased over the period from 75 per cent. of all live births in 1980 to 98 per cent. of all live births currently and interpretation of the data should be made against that background.