Scottish Perinatal and Infant Mortality and Morbidity (SPIMMR)
2007 Annual Report
About the report
This publication explains the findings of our 2007 Scottish
Stillbirth and Infant Death Survey. It also includes data on
the prevalence of selected congenital anomalies.
Summary of findings
- Births in Scotland rose steadily in the last 5 years, reversing
the previous trend:
- 2002 - 51,548 births
- 2007 - 58,108 births.
- In the last 30 years the number of stillbirths, neonatal and
post-neonatal deaths are largely reduced.
- However there has been little change in stillbirth rates for
the past 10 years.
- Low birthweight and preterm births account for around 6% of all
births, but for over 60% of perinatal deaths.
- Neonatal mortality among babies under 1500g birthweight and/or
under 28 weeks gestation is 500-600 times greater than those over
3499g and/or over 37 weeks gestation.
The work behind this report
The Survey and this annual report were produced on behalf of NHS
Quality Improvement Scotland (NHS QIS). During 2007, the
Reproductive Health programme of NHS QIS took over the
administration of the report in conjunction with ISD.
From 1996 to 2006, the Scottish Stillbirth and Infant Death
Survey was administered jointly by the Scottish
Programme for Clinical Effectiveness in Reproductive Health
(SPCERH) and ISD.
Additional tables not included in this report are available from
the Information Services Division (ISD) of NHS National
more information on the ISD website
Go to our Reproductive Health Programme *Coming soon
Reproductive Health Programme Coordinator
NHS Quality Improvement Scotland
Elliot House, 8-10 Hillside Crescent
Edinburgh EH7 5EA
Tel: 0131 623 4710
Published Date: 01 June 2009