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Premature Babies

Volume 475: debated on Tuesday 6 May 2008

15. To ask the Secretary of State for Health what recent changes there have been in the survival rate of premature babies born before 24 weeks. (203373)

In 2005, 435 babies were born in England and Wales with a gestational age below 24 weeks. Of these, 383 (about 88 per cent.) died before their first birthday. No further information is currently available.