Pregnancy, births and maternity: key data sources
National Records of Scotland (NRS) provides information on births and deaths:
- Registrar General's Annual Review
- Vital events reference tables (see particularly sections 1, 3 and 4).
The Scottish Birth Record (SBR).
Scottish Morbidity Record 02 (SMR02) which is submitted by maternity hospitals to ISD.
Detailed statistics using SBR and SMR02 are available from the ISD women and children's health webpages.
MBRRACE-UK: Mothers and Babies: Reducing Risk through Audits and Confidential Enquiries across the UK for information on perinatal and maternal mortality.