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Demographics

Table 1 presents some demographic data relating to the babies reported to Each Baby Counts in 2015. All of the results presented are for term babies born following labour who meet the eligibility criteria for reporting to Each Baby Counts.

 

Table 1. Demographics for Each Baby Counts eligible babies

 

Demographic parameter

2015 (final)

National average (%)a

 

 

Reports with sufficient information uploaded to Each Baby Counts

N=727

 

 

 

N

%

 
 

Singleton birth

718

99

99.6

Twin births

9

1

0.4

Admission to neonatal unit

Early neonatal death

93

79b

N/A

Severe brain injury

511

100c

N/A

 

Transferred during labour

108

15

7.2

Place of birth

Obstetric unit

628

86

87d

Alongside midwifery unit

56

8

9d

Free-standing midwifery unit

16

2

2d

Home

18

2

2d

Other

4

1

-

In transit

5

1

-

 

a Unless otherwise stated, calculations are based on Hospital Episode Statistics for England (2013/14); the cohort is restricted to term births following labour.

b Of the total number of Each Baby Counts babies who died within the first 7 days of life for whom sufficient information was available to assess the care provided (117).

c Of the total number of Each Baby Counts babies with severe brain injuries for whom sufficient information was available to assess the care provided (511).

d National Audit Office. Maternity Services in England. HC 794, Session 2013-14. London: The Stationery Office; 2013. p.29.