Stillbirths (single year data) 2016

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Specification:

Purpose:

  • To help reduce the incidence of stillbirths.

Definition of indicator and its variants:

  • Stillbirths, defined as fetal deaths occurring after 24 weeks’ gestation or more.

  • Statistic
  • Sex
  • Age group
  • Organisation
  • (see glossary)
  • Current data
  • Trend data
  • File-worksheet name
  • Number of live births by maternal ageF
  • 11-15, 16-19, 20-24, 25-34, 35-39, 40+E&W, E, GOR, ONS area, SHA, LA, PCO, CTY2009
  • 04K_097NO_09_V1Number of stillbirths and stillbirth rate per 1000 total (live and still) birthsP
  • 0E&W, E, GOR, ONS area, SHA, LA, PCO, CTY2009
  • 2007-09
  • 04K_097CRP1_09_V1 04K_097CRP2_09_V1

Numerator:

  • Numerator data - Number of stillbirths for all maternal ages, and for ages under 20 years and 20 years and over occurring in the respective calendar year(s).

  • Source of numerator data – Office for National Statistics (ONS).

  • Comments on numerator data - Until October 1992, stillbirths were legally defined as fetal deaths occurring after 28 weeks of gestation. In October 1992 the definition was revised to include fetal deaths occurring after 24 weeks of gestation. The data presented here are based on the revised definition, and hence are not comparable with data for years before 1993.


Denominator:

  • Denominator data - Live and stillbirths occurring in the respective calendar years.

  • Source of denominator data - ONS.

  • Comments on denominator data - See “Comments on numerator data”.

Interpretation of indicators:

  • Quality of indicator - Annex 12 describes the criteria that should be used to judge the quality of this indicator. The application of the criteria is dependent on the context (e.g. describing a single organisation, comparing several organisations) and the level (e.g. national / regional with large numbers of events, local with small numbers of events) at which the data are to be used.

Further reading:


1.Office for National Statistics. Statistical Bulletin - Births and deaths in England and Wales, 2009. November 2010. Available at: http://www.statistics.gov.uk/pdfdir/bdths0710.pdf 2.Office for National Statistics. Statistical Bulletin - Infant and perinatal mortality by health areas in England and Wales, 2009. Available at: http://www.statistics.gov.uk/pdfdir/ipm0910.pdf 3.Office for National Statistics. Statistical Bulletin - Infant and perinatal mortality 2008: health areas, England and Wales. September 2009. Available at: http://www.statistics.gov.uk/pdfdir/ipm0909.pdf 4.Department of Health. National Service Framework for Children, Young People and Maternity Services – Emerging findings. London: Department of Health, 2003.5Department of Health. National Service Framework for Children, Young People and Maternity Services – Standard for Hospital Services. London: Department of Health, 2003.

Updated

  • March 2018

Frequency: Calendar Year

Note: This document has been edited to only show Surrey data. The full version is available at https://www.ons.gov.uk/peoplepopulationandcommunity/birthsdeathsandmarriages/deaths/datasets/childmortalitystatisticschildhoodinfantandperinatalchildhoodinfantandperinatalmortalityinenglandandwales

spreadsheet
cms2016.xls  (645 kB)