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Births in Scottish Hospitals

Maternity and Births

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Introduction

Latest Publications

Published: 29 November 2016
Births in Scottish Hospitals
Publication Summary Download pdf file [191kb]
Full Report Download pdf file [958kb]

The data presented here are mainly obtained from the Scottish Morbidity Record 02 (SMR02) submitted by maternity hospitals to ISD, who have collected this information since 1975.

A wide range of information is collected on the SMR02 - some of which are detailed below:

  • mother - age, height, smoking history, previous obstetric history.
  • birth - induction, analgesia, method of delivery, outcome.
  • baby - apgar score, sex, gestation, weight.

Although there is no legal requirement to submit these data to ISD, the level of submission falls only slightly short of the known total number of births occurring each year. As a result, Scotland has some of the best information on pregnancy and births available anywhere in the world.

The information published below is based on births in hospital by financial year. Further background information can be found on our background notes pages.

The information published below is based only on those births in hospital up to year ending 31st March 2015. Further background information can be found on our background notes pages.

Births in Scottish Hospitals 2015/16 (last updated November 2016)

Links to tables and charts Level of Geography        
Tables Scotland NHS Board   Council Area Hospital
Download Excel File Table 1 Births by outcome Tick Tick   Tick  
Download Excel File Table 2 Maternities by maternal age Tick Tick   Tick  
Download Excel File Table 3 Maternities (first births and all maternities), by maternal age and deprivation Tick Tick      
Download Excel File Table 4 Live births by mode of delivery and induction Tick Tick     Tick
Download Excel File Table 5 Live births (all, singleton and multiple) by birthweight and gestation Tick Tick      
Download Excel File Table 6 All births (live and still), preterm and full term by birthweight Tick Tick      
Download Excel File Table 7 Live births (all, singleton and multiple) by birthweight and deprivation Tick Tick      
Download Excel File Table 8: Percentage of babies of healthy birthweight Tick Tick      
Download Excel File Table 9: Percentage of all maternities booked by 12 weeks gestation Tick Tick      
Download Excel File Table 10: Smoking history at booking, by maternal age and deprivation Tick Tick      
Download Excel File Table 11: Smoking at First Visit, by maternal age and deprivation Tick Tick      
Download Excel File Table 12: Miscarriages by maternal age Tick Tick      
Download Excel File Table 13 Live births by level of care Tick Tick      
Download Excel File Table 14 Drug misuse in pregnancy Tick Tick   Tick  
Download Excel File Table 15: Maternal body mass index at antenatal booking Tick Tick      
Download Excel File Table 16: Alcohol misuse in pregnancy Tick Tick      
Charts Years
Download Excel File Chart1 National Records Scotland (NRS) registration v SMR02 births 1976 - 2015
Download Excel File Chart 2 First birth by maternal age and deprivation 2016
Download Excel File Chart 3 Live singleton births by mode of delivery 1976 - 2016
Download Excel File Chart 4 Live singleton births by birthweight and gestation 1998 - 2016
Download Excel File Chart 5 Percentage of babies of healthy birthweight, Scotland 2001 - 2016
Download Excel File Chart 6: Percentage of babies of healthy birthweight, NHS Board 2016
Download Excel File Chart 7: Smoking at booking by deprivation 2007 - 2016

Other Documents

Background Information

Births in Scottish Hospitals Metadata Document Download pdf file [32KB]

Data Quality Assurance Assessment of Maternity Data (SMR02) 2008-2009 Download pdf file [390KB]


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