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The MBRRACE-UK Collaboration, jointly led by Nuffield Department of Population Health’s National Perinatal Epidemiology Unit (NPEU) and the University of Leicester’s The Infant Mortality and Morbidity Studies (TIMMS) research group, has published a ‘State of the Nation’ report on perinatal deaths in babies born in the UK in 2021.

A baby holding their mother's finger

The report highlights persistent inequalities for mothers and babies from ethnic minorities and areas of deprivation which contribute to the wide variation in rates of stillbirths and neonatal deaths across the UK.

The State of the Nation report is a concise overview of perinatal deaths in the UK focusing on five quality of care indicators: perinatal mortality rates in the UK; mortality rates for trusts and health boards; mortality rates by gestational age; mortality rates by ethnicity and deprivation; and a description of the causes of perinatal deaths in the UK.

Read the full story on the Nuffield Department of Population Health website.

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