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Mortality Statistics: Childhood Mortality

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This statistical bulletin presents statistics on infant deaths and childhood deaths that occurred in each year in England and Wales. It also contains additional analyses by some of the key risk factors affecting infant deaths, including age of mother and birthweight. These characteristics are derived from linking the death registration to the corresponding birth registration record..

Child and Infant Mortality in England and Wales 2020
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Formerly Childhood, Infant and Perinatal Mortality, in England and Wales

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9781804939970
Author
Office for National Statistics
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Publication Date
1 April 2022
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2020
Publisher's Ref
DH3 No. 53
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240 pages
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Stillbirths, infant and childhood deaths occurring annually in England and Wales, and associated risk factors.

Main points
  • In 2020, 2,226 infant deaths (aged under one year) and 789 child deaths (aged 1 to 15 years) occurred in England and Wales; these are the lowest numbers of infant and child deaths since records began in 1980.
  • In 2020, the infant mortality rate was 3.6 deaths per 1,000 live births in England and Wales; while this follows a general decline since 1980, the infant mortality rate has remained fairly stable since 2014.
  • In 2020, the neonatal mortality rate (aged under 28 days) was 2.7 deaths per 1,000 live births in England and Wales; this rate has remained stable since 2016.
  • In 2020, the main causes of death among children aged 28 days to 15 years continued to be congenital malformations, deformations and chromosomal abnormalities.
  • In 2020, there were 11 deaths of children aged 28 days to 15 years where the underlying cause was novel coronavirus (COVID-19).

Delays in birth and death registrations because of the coronavirus pandemic have affected 2020 data 


Child and Infant Mortality in England and Wales 2019
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9781801400121
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Office for National Statistics
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Publication Date
16 April 2021
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2019
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DH3 No. 52
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Stillbirths, infant and childhood deaths occurring annually in England and Wales, and associated risk factors.

Main Points:
    In 2019, 2,390 infant deaths (aged under 1 year) and 907 child deaths (aged 1 to 15 years) occurred in England and Wales; these are the lowest numbers of infant and child deaths since records began in 1980.
  • In 2019, the infant mortality rate was 3.7 deaths per 1,000 live births in England and Wales; while this follows a general decline since 1980 over the last five years the infant mortality rate has remained fairly stable.
  • In 2019, the neonatal mortality rate (aged under 28 days) was 2.8 deaths per 1,000 live births in England and Wales; this rate has remained the same since 2017.
  • The increase in the proportion of live births under 24 weeks completed gestation has contributed to an increase in the neonatal mortality rate from 2.5 deaths per 1,000 live births in 2014 to 2.8 in 2019.
 


Child and Infant Mortality in England and Wales 2018
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ISBN
9781839720529
Author
Office for National Statistics
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Publication Date
30 March 2020
Edition
2018
Publisher's Ref
DH3 No. 51
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Extent
140 pages
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A4 (210 x 297 mm)
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490199

Stillbirths, infant and childhood deaths occurring annually in England and Wales, and associated risk factors.

Main points
  • In 2018, the infant mortality rate decreased to 3.8 deaths per 1,000 live births in England and Wales, compared with 3.9 in 2017; this is above the lowest ever rate of 3.6 recorded in 2014.
  • There were 2,488 infant deaths (aged under 1 year) that occurred in England and Wales in 2018; as a result of falling birth rates in recent years this is the lowest number since records began in 1980.
  • The infant mortality rate has decreased the most for mothers aged 40 years or over, from 5.8 deaths per 1,000 live births in 2010 to 4.8 deaths per 1,000 live births in 2018.
  • In 2018, the neonatal mortality rate remained the same as in 2017, at 2.8 deaths per 1,000 live births in England and Wales.
  • The recent increase in the proportion of live births under 24 weeks completed gestation has contributed to a recent increase in the neonatal mortality rate, from 2.5 deaths per 1,000 live births in 2014 to 2.8 deaths in 2017.
 


Child and Infant Mortality in England and Wales 2017


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Child and Infant Mortality in England and Wales 2017
Formerly Childhood, Infant and Perinatal Mortality, in England and Wales

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9781787761575
Author
Office for National Statistics
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Publication Date
19 September 2019
Edition
2017
Publisher's Ref
DH3 No. 50
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Extent
202 pages
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A4 (210 x 297 mm)
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490199

Stillbirths, infant and childhood deaths occurring annually in England and Wales, and associated risk factors.

Main points
  • There were 2,636 infant deaths (aged under 1 year) that occurred in England and Wales in 2017, a decrease of 0.6% compared with 2,651 in 2016.
  • There were also fewer live births in England and Wales in 2017 and this meant the infant mortality rate increased to 3.9 deaths per 1,000 live births compared with 3.8 in 2016.
  • The infant mortality rate decreased from 12.0 deaths per 1,000 live births in 1980 to a record low of 3.6 deaths per 1,000 live births in 2014; since then it has increased to 3.9 deaths per 1,000 live births in 2017.
  • The infant mortality rate was highest in the most deprived areas of England at 5.2 deaths per 1,000 live births and lowest in the least deprived areas at 2.7 deaths per 1,000 live births; rates in both areas have decreased compared with 2008 but the rate in the most deprived areas has decreased more, by 23.5%.
  • The infant mortality rate was highest among low birthweight babies (under 2,500 grams) at 34.7 deaths per 1,000 live births in 2017, an increase of 5.8% from 2016.
 


Childhood Mortality in England and Wales 2016


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Childhood Mortality in England and Wales 2016
Formerly Childhood, Infant and Perinatal Mortality, in England and Wales

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ISBN
9781787321908
Author
Office for National Statistics (ONS)
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Publication Date
20 March 2018
Edition
2016
Publisher's Ref
DH3 No. 49
Format
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Extent
108 pages
Dimensions
A4 (210 x 297 mm)
Trade Tariff Code
490199

Stillbirths, infant and childhood deaths occurring annually in England and Wales, and associated risk factors.

Main points
  • There were 2,651 infant deaths (deaths of those aged under 1 year) that occurred in England and Wales in 2016, compared with 2,578 in 2015 and 6,313 in 1986.
  • In 2016, the infant mortality rate increased to 3.8 deaths per 1,000 live births, compared with 3.7 in 2015.
  • Cancers remain the most common cause of death for children aged 1 to 15 years, accounting for 20.6% of deaths in 2016.
  • :
  • For babies born in 2015 with a known gestation, the lowest infant mortality rate was to babies in the White Other ethnic group at 2.2 deaths per 1,000 live births.
 



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