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August 2019

August 19, 2019

The Office for National Statistics has released the latest figures relating to births in 2018 for England and Wales. The number of stillbirths in England and Wales fell by 6.4% compared with 2017, to 2,689. The stillbirth rate in England and Wales fell to 4.1 stillbirths per 1,000 total births in 2018, a 2.4% decrease compared with the previous year. For the second year running the stillbirth rate reached an all-time low since records began in 1927. This continues a downward trend in stillbirths where the stillbirth rate has decreased by 89.3% since 1927.

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