A newborn baby's health can be a key determinant of their health and wellbeing throughout life. Factors such as physical health, social wellbeing and exposure to harmful behaviours can influence health outcomes for both mothers and babies.
More reports and statistics on mothers & babies can be found under Children & youth and Men & women.
Web report |
15 Dec 2021
05 Aug 2021
In 2019, there were 17 maternal deaths, or 6 deaths per 100,000 women giving birth
The birth rate has declined from 64.6 per 1,000 women in 2009 to 57.6 in 2019
More than 30% of perinatal deaths were caused by a congenital anomaly
More than half (55%) of mothers aged 40 and over gave birth by caesarean section
2 in 7 mothers aged 35 or over were giving birth for the first-time
The majority (78%) of mothers aged 35 and over had their first antenatal visit at less than 14 weeks gestation
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