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Neonatal mortality rate

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This table provides metadata for the actual indicator available from UK statistics closest to the corresponding global SDG indicator. Please note that even when the global SDG indicator is fully available from UK statistics, this table should be consulted for information on national methodology and other UK-specific metadata information.

Indicator available

Number of neonatal deaths per 1,000 live births

Indicator description

Probability that a child born in a specific year or period will die during the first 28 completed days of life if subject to age-specific mortality rates of that period, expressed per 1000 live births. Neonatal deaths (deaths among live births during the first 28 completed days of life) may be subdivided into early neonatal deaths, occurring during the first 7 days of life, and late neonatal deaths, occurring after the 7th day but before the 28th completed day of life.

Geographical coverage

United Kingdom

Unit of measurement

Rate per 1,000 live births

Definitions

Neonatal death is the death of a child of when the age of the child is under 28 days. Socio-economic status is defined as the social status of a person based on their occupation, income and education. Type of registration refers to the address status of the parents, and shows whether they are living together or separately.

Available disaggregations
Calculations

Where rates were not provided in the source data, the following calculation was carried out - (Number of neonatal deaths / number of live births) * 1000

Other information

The headline figures for this indicator cover the United Kingdom however the disaggregation for this indicator do not cover England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland they only cover England and Wales jointly. The exception to this is when regions of England and the regions of Wales are specified. Although the headline figures go back to 2000 for neonatal, early neonatal, post neonatal, and infant other disaggregation for the indicator only go as far back as 2008. The disaggregation of socio-economic status is only shown by type of marital status and type of registration. The classification used for socio-economic status is the National Statistics Socio-economic Classification. Data follows the UN specification for this indicator. This indicator has been identified in collaboration with topic experts.

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This table provides information on metadata for SDG indicators as defined by the UN Statistical Commission. Complete global metadata is provided by the UN Statistics Division.

Indicator name

3.2.2 Neonatal mortality rate

Target name

3.2 By 2030, end preventable deaths of newborns and children under 5 years of age, with all countries aiming to reduce neonatal mortality to at least as low as 12 per 1,000 live births and under-5 mortality to at least as low as 25 per 1,000 live births

Global indicator description
UN designated tier

Tier I

UN custodian agency

United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF)

Link to UN metadata Indicator 3.2.2 - Neonatal mortality rate (pdf) opens in a new window

Source 1

Organisation

Office for National Statistics (ONS)

Periodicity

Annual

Earliest available data

1981

Geographical coverage

United Kingdom

Link to data source Childhood mortality in England and Wales opens in a new window
Release date

14/03/2018

Next release

01/03/2019

Statistical classification

National Statistic

Contact details

vsob@ons.gov.uk

Other information

https://www.ons.gov.uk/peoplepopulationandcommunity/birthsdeathsandmarriages/deaths/qmis/childmortalitystatisticsqmi

Source 2

Organisation

Office for National Statistics (ONS)

Periodicity

Annual

Earliest available data

2000

Geographical coverage

England and Wales

Link to data source Mortality Statistics - Childhood, infant and perinatal, England and Wales (Series DH3) opens in a new window
Release date

31/08/2008

Next release

Discontinued

Statistical classification

National Statistic

Contact details

vsob@ons.gov.uk

Other information