Maternal and Infant Health

Infant Mortality

Infant mortality refers to the number of deaths within the first year of life; it is considered to be an indicator of the general health of the entire population, reflecting the relationship between causes of infant mortality and upstream determinants of population health such as economic, social and environmental conditions. Factors such as socio-economic circumstances, … Continue reading "Infant Mortality"

Maternal Mental health

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Low Birth Weight

Headlines 3.2% of full term babies born to mothers from Wakefield had a low birth weight in 2017 Percentage of low birth weight babies has increased slightly since 2015 Risk factors for low birth weight include maternal diet, smoking and alcohol consumption. The Population Low birth weight is defined as a birth weight less than 2,500 … Continue reading "Low Birth Weight"

Teenage Conceptions

Headlines Around half of teenage pregnancies end in abortion nationally Wakefield has halved its proportion of teenage mothers since 2010 The rate of Under 18 conceptions in Wakefield is 20.1 per 1,000. The Population Teenage conceptions usually refers to conceptions to women who are under the age of 18.  Although it can be positive for many young … Continue reading "Teenage Conceptions"