Case Number 6625
Request Date 22/03/2019
Completion Date 02/05/2019

 

Details of the Request

Could you please help me find the most recent statistics relating to infant deaths? I am looking for data since 2000 and onwards on the following, in excel format please.

1. Infant deaths

  • Total
  • Stillbirths
  • Neonatal
  • Postneonatal
  • Babies who suffered serious harm during birth
  • Causes of death
  • Breakdown of points above by infant’s ethnicity

 

2. Serious untoward incidents (SUI) in maternity services

  • Total number
  • How many led to death
  • How many led to a civil action being instigated
  • Breakdown of SUIs by infant’s and mother’s ethnicity
  • Breakdown of SUI cases that led to death by infant’s and mother’s ethnicity

 

3. Maternal deaths

  • Total number
  • Breakdown by ethnicity

 

4. Staff working in maternity services

  • Total medical staff
  • Total non-medical staff
  • Breakdown by ethnicity

 

Details of the Response

Could you please help me find the most recent statistics relating to infant deaths? I am looking for data since 2000 and onwards on the following, in excel format please - see attached per calendar year .

The Trust holds the requested information, but considers it is exempt under section 12 of the Act, as the cost of compliance is estimated to exceed the appropriate limit. However we have been able to provide the data for question 1b and 1c.

 

b) Stillbirths

Ethnicity 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004
African 1 0 0 0 0
Any other Asian background 1 0 0 0 1
Any other Black background 1 0 0 0 0
Any other ethnic group 0 0 0 0 0
Any other mixed background 0 0 0 0 0
Any other White background 0 0 0 0 0
Bangladeshi 0 0 0 0 0
British 11 9 10 15 10
Caribbean 0 0 0 0 0
Chinese 0 0 0 1 0
Indian 0 0 1 0 0
Irish 0 0 0 0 0
Not stated 0 0 0 0 0
Pakistani 1 0 2 0 0
Unknown 0 0 0 0 0
White and Asian 0 0 0 0 0
White and Black African 0 0 0 0 2
White and Black Caribbean 0 0 0 0 0
Grand Total 15 9 13 16 13

 

Ethnicity 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009
African 0 0 0 2 0
Any other Asian background 0 2 0 1 0
Any other Black background 0 0 1 0 0
Any other ethnic group 0 0 0 0 0
Any other mixed background 1 1 0 0 0
Any other White background 3 0 2 1 2
Bangladeshi 0 0 0 0 1
British 14 16 18 10 14
Caribbean 0 0 0 0 0
Chinese 0 0 0 0 0
Indian 1 0 1 2 0
Irish 0 0 0 0 2
Not stated 0 0 0 0 0
Pakistani 0 1 5 1 2
Unknown 0 0 0 0 0
White and Asian 0 0 1 0 0
White and Black African 0 0 0 0 0
White and Black Caribbean 0 1 0 0 0
Grand Total 19 21 28 17 21

 

Ethnicity 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
African 0 0 1 1 0
Any other Asian background 0 2 2 0 0
Any other Black background 0 0 0 0 0
Any other ethnic group 1 1 2 1 0
Any other mixed background 1 3 1 0 1
Any other White background 1 3 2 6 2
Bangladeshi 0 0 0 0 0
British 12 17 7 11 8
Caribbean 0 0 0 0 0
Chinese 0 0 0 0 0
Indian 2 1 5 1 2
Irish 0 0 0 1 0
Not stated 0 0 0 0 0
Pakistani 1 1 0 1 0
Unknown 0 0 1 0 0
White and Asian 0 1 0 1 3
White and Black African 0 1 0 1 0
White and Black Caribbean 0 0 0 0 0
Grand Total 18 30 21 24 16

 

Ethnicity 2015 2016 2017 2018 Grand Total
African 0 1 1 2 9
Any other Asian background 0 0 1 0 10
Any other Black background 0 0 0 0 2
Any other ethnic group 2 1 0 1 9
Any other mixed background 0 0 0 3 11
Any other White background 4 5 3 3 37
Bangladeshi 0 0 1 2 4
British 3 5 7 7 204
Caribbean 0 1 0 1 2
Chinese 0 0 0 0 1
Indian 0 3 1 1 21
Irish 0 0 0 0 3
Not stated 0 0 1 0 1
Pakistani 2 1 1 1 20
Unknown 0 0 0 0 1
White and Asian 0 1 0 0 7
White and Black African 0 0 1 0 5
White and Black Caribbean 0 0 0 0 1
Grand Total 11 18 17 21 348

 

c) Neonatal

Ethnicity 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004
African 1 0 0 0 0
Any other Asian background 0 0 1 0 0
Any other Black background 0 0 0 0 1
Any other ethnic group 0 0 0 0 1
Any other mixed backgroud 0 0 0 0 0
Any other mixed background 0 0 0 1 0
Any other White background 0 0 0 0 0
Bangladeshi 0 0 0 1 0
British 12 6 15 8 8
Caribbean 0 0 0 0 0
Chinese 0 0 0 0 0
Indian 0 1 0 0 0
Irish 0 0 0 0 0
Not stated 0 0 0 0 0
Pakistani 1 0 0 0 0
Unknown 0 0 0 0 0
White & black caribbean mixed 0 1 0 0 0
White and Asian 0 0 0 0 1
White and Black African 0 0 0 0 0
Grand Total 14 8 16 10 11

 

Ethnicity 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009
African 0 0 1 2 0
Any other Asian background 0 0 2 0 0
Any other Black background 0 0 0 0 0
Any other ethnic group 0 0 1 0 0
Any other mixed backgroud 0 0 0 0 0
Any other mixed background 0 0 1 0 0
Any other White background 1 0 0 0 0
Bangladeshi 0 0 0 0 0
British 8 17 8 12 9
Caribbean 0 0 0 0 0
Chinese 0 0 0 0 0
Indian 2 0 0 3 0
Irish 0 0 0 0 0
Not stated 0 0 1 0 0
Pakistani 0 0 1 0 0
Unknown 0 0 0 0 0
White & black caribbean mixed 0 0 0 0 0
White and Asian 0 0 1 0 0
White and Black African 0 0 0 0 0
Grand Total 11 17 16 17 9

 

Ethnicity 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
African 1 1 2 0 0
Any other Asian background 2 0 2 0 0
Any other Black background 0 0 0 0 0
Any other ethnic group 0 0 0 1 1
Any other mixed backgroud 0 0 0 0 0
Any other mixed background 0 0 2 0 0
Any other White background 1 2 1 0 2
Bangladeshi 0 0 0 1 0
British 8 18 13 10 7
Caribbean 1 0 0 1 0
Chinese 0 0 0 0 0
Indian 1 1 0 4 1
Irish 0 0 1 0 0
Not stated 1 2 0 0 2
Pakistani 0 1 1 0 1
Unknown 0 1 0 0 0
White & black caribbean mixed 0 0 0 0 0
White and Asian 1 0 0 1 0
White and Black African 0 0 0 0 0
Grand Total 16 26 22 18 14

 

Ethnicity 2015 2016 2017 2018 Grand Total
African 1 0 1 3 13
Any other Asian background 0 3 2 1 13
Any other Black background 0 0 0 0 1
Any other ethnic group 0 1 2 2 9
Any other mixed backgroud 0 1 0 0 1
Any other mixed background 0 0 0 0 4
Any other White background 1 3 0 2 13
Bangladeshi 0 0 0 0 2
British 8 7 9 6 189
Caribbean 0 0 0 0 2
Chinese 1 0 0 0 1
Indian 0 0 0 2 15
Irish 0 0 0 0 1
Not stated 2 3 4 7 22
Pakistani 2 1 1 1 10
Unknown 0 0 0 0 1
White & black caribbean mixed 0 0 0 0 1
White and Asian 0 2 0 1 7
White and Black African 0 0 0 1 1
Grand Total 15 21 19 26 306

 

Please note: Neonatal death data is formatted as follows: deaths at 0 to less than 28 days / regardless of gestation age at delivery as requested - full data was sent to the requester.

 

2. Serious untoward incidents (SUI) in maternity services

Please note: Data is available from 2011 onwards.

 

a. Total number

  • 2011 – 4
  • 2012 – 11
  • 2013 – 11
  • 2014 – 16
  • 2015 – 13
  • 2016 – 17
  • 2017 – 14
  • 2018 – 21
  • 2019 – 4 (at present)

 

b. How many led to death

  • 2011 - 4
  • 2012 - 10
  • 2013 - 7
  • 2014 - 3
  • 2015 – 5
  • 2016 – 7
  • 2017 – 7
  • 2018 – 13 (still birth cluster)
  • 2019 – 4

 

c. How many led to a civil action being instigated

  • 2011 - 4
  • 2012 - 10
  • 2013 - 7
  • 2014 - 3
  • 2015 – 5
  • 2016 – 7
  • 2017 – 7
  • 2018 – 13 (still birth cluster)
  • 2019 – 4

 

d. Breakdown of SUIs by infant’s and mother’s ethnicity

  • 2013 – 1 any other ethnic group, 3 White British
  • 2014 – 1 Pakistani, 1 Indian, 1 Mixed White and Asian, 1 Any other Background, 1 any other White background, 1 African, 6 White British.
  • 2015 – 1 Pakistani, 1 Any other White Background, 6 White British
  • 2016 - 1 Mixed White and Asian, 2 White British
  • 2017 - 1 Unknown, 1 not Given, 1 Pakistani, 1 Mixed Caribbean and White, 2 White British
  • 2018 - 1 African, 1 Any Other White Background, 7 White British

 

e. Breakdown of SUI cases that led to death by infant’s and mother’s ethnicity

  • 2011 - 1 White British, 3 unknown
  • 2012 – 11 unknown
  • 2013 – 1 unknown, 1 Indian, 1 any other white background, 1 white British, 2 mixed white and Asian
  • 2014 – 1 White British, 2 Indian
  • 2015 – 1 Any other Asian Background, 1 Caribbean, 1 Pakistani, 2 White British
  • 2016 - 1 Indian, 1 any other Ethnic Group, 1 Anything other White Background, 2 White British
  • 2017 - 1 Unknown, 1 Pakistani, 1 Any Other Asian Background, 4 White British
  • 2018 - 1 Caribbean, 1 Pakistani, 1 Indian, 1 Any other White Background, 3 African, 6 White British
  • 2019 - 1 mixed White and Asian, 1 Any other White Background, 2 Chinese

 

3. Maternal deaths

The Trust holds the requested information, but considers it is exempt under section 12 of the Act, as the cost of compliance is estimated to exceed the appropriate limit. This data is not held electronically.

 

4. staff working in maternity services

  • Total medical staff
  • Total non-medical staff
  • Breakdown by ethnicity
Staff Group Total
Additional Clinical Services 48
Administrative and Clerical 21
Allied Health Professionals 11
Nursing & Midwifery Registered 160
Grand Total 240

 

Ethnicity Total
Asian/Asian British 8
Black/Black British 8
Mixed 6
Not Stated 2
Other 2
White/White British 214
Grand Total 240