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Births in Scottish Hospitals

Maternity and Births

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Introduction

Latest Publications

Published: 27 August 2013
Births in Scottish Hospitals, year ending 31 March 2012
Publication Summary Download pdf file [68kb]
Full Report Download pdf file [249kb]

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 2012. Further background information can be found on our background notes pages.

Births in Scottish Hospitals 2011/12 (last updated November 2012)

Links to tables and charts Level of Geography
Tables Scotland NHS Board LCA CHP Hospital
Download Excel File Births by outcome Tick Tick Tick Tick  
Download Excel File Maternities by maternal age Tick Tick Tick Tick  
Download Excel File Maternities (first births and all maternities), by maternal age and deprivation Tick Tick      
Download Excel File Live births by mode of delivery and induction Tick Tick     Tick
Download Excel File Live births (all, singleton and multiple) by birthweight and gestation Tick Tick      
Download Excel File All births (live and still), preterm and full term by birthweight Tick Tick      
Download Excel File Live births (all, singleton and multiple) by birthweight and deprivation Tick Tick      
Download Excel File Smoking history at booking, by maternal age and deprivation Tick Tick      
Download Excel File Smoking at First Visit, by maternal age and deprivation Tick Tick      
Download Excel File Appropriate for gestational age Tick Tick      
Download Excel File Miscarriages by maternal age Tick Tick      
Download Excel File Early access to antenatal services Tick Tick      
Download Excel File Level of care Tick Tick      
Download Excel File Drug misuse in pregnancy Tick Tick Tick    
Charts Years
Download Excel File National Records Scotland (NRS) registration v SMR02 births 1976 - 2012
Download Excel File First birth by maternal age and deprivation 2012
Download Excel File Live singleton births by mode of delivery 1998 - 2012
Download Excel File Live singleton births by birthweight and gestation 1998 - 2012
Download Excel File Smoking at booking by deprivation 1998 - 2012
Download Excel File Healthy birthweight Scotland 2001 - 2012
Download Excel File Healthy birthweight by NHS Board 2012

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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