§ Mr. Thurnham
To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will list the number of perinatal deaths in(a) England, (b) the north-west and (c) Bolton during 1978 and 1988.
§ Mr. Freeman
Annual figures for 1988 for perinatal deaths are not yet available, so the table shows statistics for 1978 and 1987.
Perinatal mortality (stillbirths and deaths in the first week of life): numbers and rates per 1,000 total live and still births. Usual residents of England, north-west standard region and Bolton metropolitan county district (MCD).
Area of usual residence 1978 1987 England Number 8,766 5,742 Rate 15.4 8.9 North West Region Number 1,363 837 Rate 17.0 9.4 Bolton MCD Number 68 29 Rate 19.4 7.7