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.
Number of neonatal deaths per 1,000 live births
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.
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Rate per 1,000 live births
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.
Where rates were not provided in the source data, the following calculation was carried out - (Number of neonatal deaths / number of live births) * 1000
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.
|Data last updated||08 October 2021|
|Metadata last updated||08 October 2021|