United Kingdom Statistics
This page links to the current online resources available to explore United Kingdom population and birth data. The UK National Statistics has detailed demographical information about the UK population.
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Some Recent Findings
Neonatal Blood Test
UK Neonatal blood spot test (August 2013)
||Note that UK conditions screened has changed in May 2014.
UK National Screening Committee - Newborn babies will be tested for four more disorders "The test is already used to screen for phenylketonuria, hypothyroidism, sickle cell disease, cystic fibrosis, and medium chain acyl-CoA dehydrogenase deficiency. To these five conditions four more will now be added: homocystinuria, maple syrup urine disease, glutaric aciduria type 1, and isovaleric acidaemia."
- Links: Guthrie test
Scotland - Spontaneous births per 100,000 women of reproductive age (1980–2004)
Prevalence of congenital anomalies in five British regions, 1991-99
Arch Dis Child Fetal Neonatal Ed. 2005 Sep;90(5):F374-9.
Rankin J, Pattenden S, Abramsky L, Boyd P, Jordan H, Stone D, Vrijheid M, Wellesley D, Dolk H.
School of Population and Health Sciences, Epidemiology and Public Health, University of Newcastle, UK. firstname.lastname@example.org
AIMS: To describe trends in total and live birth prevalence, regional differences in prevalence, and outcome of pregnancy of selected congenital anomalies.
METHODS: Population based registry study of 839,521 births to mothers resident in five geographical areas of Britain during 1991-99. Main outcome measures were: total and live birth prevalence; pregnancy outcome; proportion of stillbirths due to congenital anomalies; and secular trends.
RESULTS: The sample consisted of 10,844 congenital anomalies, giving a total prevalence of 129 per 10,000 registered births (95% CI 127 to 132). Live birth prevalence was 82.2 per 10,000 births (95% CI 80.3 to 84.2) and declined significantly with time. The proportion of all stillbirths with a congenital anomaly was 10.5% (453 stillbirths). The proportion of pregnancies resulting in a termination increased from 27% (289 cases) in 1991 to 34.7% (384 cases) in 1999, whereas the proportion of live births declined from 68.2% (730 cases) to 58.5% (648 cases). Although similar rates of congenital anomaly groups were notified to the registers, variation in rates by register was present. There was a secular decline in the total prevalence of non-chromosomal and an increase in chromosomal anomalies.
CONCLUSIONS: Regional variation exists in the prevalence of specific congenital anomalies. For some anomalies this can be partially explained by ascertainment variation. For others (neural tube defects, diaphragmatic hernia, gastroschisis), higher prevalence rates in the northern regions (Glasgow and Northern) were true differences. Live birth prevalence declined over the study due to an increase in terminations of pregnancy.
Why Mothers Die 2000–2002
- Confidential Enquiry into Maternal Deaths (CEMD)
- Identified ectopic pregnancy as the fourth most common cause of maternal death (73% of early pregnancy deaths).
- Links: Ectopic Implantation
Gestational Age - Neural Development
"Gestation at delivery had a strong, dose-dependent relationship with special educational need (SEN) that was apparent across the whole range of gestation. Because early term delivery is more common than preterm delivery, the former accounts for a higher percentage of SEN cases. Our findings have important implications for clinical practice in relation to the timing of elective delivery."]]
Population: 62,698,362 (July 2011 est.) country comparison to the world: 22
- 0-14 years: 17.3% (male 5,575,119/female 5,301,301)
- 15-64 years: 66.2% (male 20,979,401/female 20,500,913)
- 65 years and over: 16.5% (male 4,564,375/female 5,777,253) (2011 est.)
- total: 40 years
- male: 38.8 years
- female: 41.1 years (2011 est.)
Population growth rate
- 0.557% (2011 est.) country comparison to the world: 148
Birth rate: 12.29 births/1,000 population (2011 est.) country comparison to the world: 162
Death rate: 9.33 deaths/1,000 population (July 2011 est.) country comparison to the world: 64
Net migration rate: 2.6 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2011 est.) country comparison to the world: 32
- at birth: 1.052 male(s)/female
- under 15 years: 1.05 male(s)/female
- 15-64 years: 1.03 male(s)/female
- 65 years and over: 0.76 male(s)/female
- total population: 0.98 male(s)/female (2011 est.)
Infant mortality rate
- total: 4.62 deaths/1,000 live births country comparison to the world: 189
- male: 5.07 deaths/1,000 live births
- female: 4.15 deaths/1,000 live births (2011 est.)
Life expectancy at birth
- total population: 80.05 years country comparison to the world: 28
- male: 77.95 years
- female: 82.25 years (2011 est.)
Total fertility rate
- 1.91 children born/woman (2011 est.) country comparison to the world: 139
- HIV/AIDS - adult prevalence rate: 0.2% (2009 est.) country comparison to the world: 107
- HIV/AIDS - people living with HIV/AIDS:,85,000 (2009 est. country comparison to the world: 45
- HIV/AIDS - deaths: fewer than 1,000 (2009 est.) country comparison to the world: 80
- Ethnic groups: white (of which English 83.6%, Scottish 8.6%, Welsh 4.9%, Northern Irish 2.9%) 92.1%, black 2%, Indian 1.8%, Pakistani 1.3%, mixed 1.2%, other 1.6% (2001 census)
Data: The World Factbook United Kingdom
- Newborn babies will be tested for four more disorders, committee decides BMJ 2014; 348 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.g3267 (Published 13 May 2014) BMJ 2014;348:g3267 UK National Screening Committee
- Confidential Enquiry into Maternal Deaths (CEMD) Why Mothers Die 2000–2002 PDFPDF2
- <pubmed>20543995</pubmed>| PLoS Medicine
- National Collaborating Centre for Women's and Children's Health (UK). Diabetes in Pregnancy: Management of Diabetes and Its Complications from Preconception to the Postnatal Period. London: National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (UK); 2015 Feb. (NICE Guideline, No. 3.) Available from: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK293625/
- National Collaborating Centre for Women's and Children's Health (UK). Intrapartum Care: Care of Healthy Women and Their Babies During Childbirth. London: National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (UK); 2014 Dec. (NICE Clinical Guidelines, No. 190.) Available from: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK290736/
- National Collaborating Centre for Mental Health (UK). Antenatal and Postnatal Mental Health: Clinical Management and Service Guidance: Updated edition. Leicester (UK): British Psychological Society; 2014 Dec. (NICE Clinical Guidelines, No. 192.) Available from: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK305023/
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Cite this page: Hill, M.A. (2023, December 2) Embryology United Kingdom Statistics. Retrieved from https://embryology.med.unsw.edu.au/embryology/index.php/United_Kingdom_Statistics
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