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Infant and Maternal Mortality

This is the Perinatal Mortality JSNA Indicator Sheet from the Child and Maternal Health section. JSNA Indicator Sheets summarise the current position and recent trends for Bolton, comparators to Bolton, and inequalities across population groups and geographical areas of Bolton.

 Headlines:

  • There are around 30 perinatal mortalities in Bolton per year;
  • For several years prior to 2009 Bolton had a higher perinatal mortality rate than the North West and England averages, but has reduced to a similar level for the latest period;
  • The significant gap in perinatal mortality between the most deprived fifth of the population compared to Bolton as a whole has reduced over recent periods;
  • Bolton is around average for its statistical peer group and within the Greater Manchester connurbation.

This is the Child Health: Mortality and Emergency Admissions (age 1-17 years) JSNA Indicator Sheet from the Child and Maternal Health section. JSNA Indicator Sheets summarise the current position and recent trends for Bolton, comparators to Bolton, and inequalities across population groups and geographical areas of Bolton.

 Headlines:

  • Child mortalities from accidents are very rare with just 15 cases in Bolton between 2002 and 2010;
  • Hospital admissions for serious accidental injury in Bolton are erratic for children aged 0-4 years, but are steadily reducing in line with England for children aged 5-14 years;
  • At national level (necessary due to small numbers at district level), at least a third of accidental deaths are due to "other transport accidents"; the exception being children aged 0-4 years where suffocation is the most common cause;
  • There are inequalities across NS-SEC groups with the less affluent classifications having far higher rates of accidental child mortality.

This is the Infant Mortality JSNA Indicator Sheet from the Child and Maternal Health section. JSNA Indicator Sheets summarise the current position and recent trends for Bolton, comparators to Bolton, and inequalities across population groups and geographical areas of Bolton.

Headlines

  • Historically, Bolton has a higher rate of infant mortality than the regional and national averages;
  • On average there are approximately 22 infant deaths per year in Bolton;
  • The most deprived fifth of Bolton's population experience a much higher rate of infant mortality than other socioeconomic groups, and this difference is statistically significant;
  • Bolton's infant mortality rate is around average for its children specific peer group, but is only lower than Salford, Oldham, and Manchester within the Greater Manchester connurbation.

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