Table 2

Absolute rates for birth outcomes 2003–2017 per neighbourhood deprivation quintile

Birth outcomes2003200820122017Change (95% CI)*
Perinatal mortality
Q1 (least deprived)7.855.374.183.64−4.21 (−4.21 to −4.20)
 Q27.085.093.923.67−3.41 (−3.41 to −3.40)
 Q37.996.123.843.94−4.05 (−4.05 to −4.04)
 Q47.205.794.613.90−3.30 (−3.30 to −3.29)
Q5 (most deprived)9.716.655.924.39−5.32 (−5.32 to −5.31)
Premature birth
 Q157.1258.9554.6150.99−6.13 (−6.13 to −6.12)
 Q258.4655.9755.2651.36−7.10 (−7.10 to −7.09)
 Q360.2061.0756.6454.32−5.88 (−5.88 to −5.87)
 Q461.3664.1859.2556.11−5.25 (−5.25 to −5.24)
 Q570.0466.2258.8059.52−10.52 (−10.52 to −10.51)
SGA
 Q1104.5493.5689.7388.92−15.62 (−15.62 to −15.61)
 Q2111.3897.1197.1094.35−17.03 (−17.03 to −17.02)
 Q3118.27109.31104.23102.95−15.32 (−15.32 to −15.31)
 Q4133.45121.80116.80112.74−20.71 (−20.71 to −20.70)
 Q5165.50143.18138.06134.22−31.28 (−31.28 to −31.27)
  • Absolute rates presented per 1000 births; rate ratios calculated using least deprived quintile (Q1) as reference category.

  • *Change is the value of 2017 minus the value of 2003.

  • CI, 95% confidence interval; SGA, small for gestational age.