Birthweight and gestational age by ethnic group, England and Wales 2005: introducing new data on births.

@article{Moser2008BirthweightAG,
  title={Birthweight and gestational age by ethnic group, England and Wales 2005: introducing new data on births.},
  author={Kath A. Moser and Kristina M Stanfield and David A Leon},
  journal={Health statistics quarterly},
  year={2008},
  volume={39},
  pages={22-31, 34-55}
}
Low birthweight babies and babies born preterm are at increased risk of morbidity and mortality in the first year of life, as well as in the longer-term. Since information on ethnic group is not recorded at birth registration in England and Wales, it has not been possible to produce routine statistics on birthweight or gestational age by ethnic group. A new system, introduced in 2002, for allocating NHS numbers at birth (NN4B) provided the opportunity to obtain ethnic group information. The… CONTINUE READING