Table 1

Birthweight (mean, SD) and the percentage of low birthweight and preterm birth by decade and by area deprivation (measured by Townsend deprivation score, TDS, quartile)
TDS quartile 1 (least deprived) TDS quartile 2 TDS quartile 3 TDS quartile 4 (most deprived)
Birthweight (mean, SD)
1961–1970 3297 (592) 3253 (617) 3213 (622) 3188 (613)
1971–1980 3345 (518) 3290 (536) 3240 (542) 3184 (565)
1981–1990 3373 (524) 3327 (549) 3264 (548) 3214 (568)
1991–2000 3405 (562) 3338 (581) 3270 (593) 3231 (587)
Low birthweight (%)
1961–1970 7.2 9.0 10.6 10.7
1971–1980 5.1 6.2 7.5 9.2
1981–1990 4.6 5.6 6.8 8.6
1991–2000 5.1 6.6 8.3 9.0
Preterm birth (%)
1961–1970 6.5 7.2 7.5 7.7
1971–1980 4.7 5.6 6.6 8.0
1981–1990 4.7 5.7 7.4 8.8
1991–2000 5.9 6.7 8.4 9.7

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