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Perinatal Mortality

Volume 281: debated on Tuesday 16 July 1996

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To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what is the current perinatal mortality rate broken down by mother's place of birth. [37134]

[holding answer 12 July 1996]: The latest available information is shown in the table.

Perinatal mortality rate by mother's country of birth, England and Wales 1994

Country of birth

Perinatal rate

1

All8.9
United Kingdom8.6
Irish Republic11.2
Rest of European Union8.3
Australia, Canada, New Zealand6.4

New Commonwealth including:

12.6
Bangladesh10.8
India9.3
Pakistan15.0
East Africa10.9
Caribbean17.4
Other29.4

1 Perinatal deaths per 1,000 live and stillbirths.2 Includes case where no country of birth was stated.