Bolton JSNA Indicator Sheet: Low Birthweight Babies (<2,500 grams) | Boltons Health Matters
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Bolton JSNA Indicator Sheet: Low Birthweight Babies (<2,500 grams)

Abstract

This is the Low Birthweight Babies (<2,500 grams) JSNA Indicator Sheet (updated May 2015) from the Child and Maternal Health section. JSNA Indicator Sheets summarise the current position and recent trends for Bolton, comparators to Bolton, and inequalities across population groups and geographical areas of Bolton.

 Headlines

  • Bolton has a greater proportion of low birthweight births than is average for both England and the North West region;
  • Overall, the proportion of low birthweight births in Bolton has reduced over recent years but has increased for the latest period;
  • Bolton currently has the second highest rate of low birthweight births for its statistical peer group;
  • There are inequalities by deprivation group for low birthweight births, and whilst Bolton's current level of inequality is not statistically significantly higher than the England median inequality, it is very close to being so.

Information Type

JSNA Indicator Sheet

Geographical Level

Bolton

Population Level

Children

Keywords

JSNA Indicator Sheet, Children, Child Health, Babies, Low Birthweight

Status

Current

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