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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