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British Births Survey

Part of
National Birthday Trust Fund
  • Archives and manuscripts

About this work


This survey covered all births in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland during the week 5-11 Apr 1970; including stillbirths and abortions over 24 weeks.

Two books were published:
Volume 1: The First Week of Life (1975) N.12/1
Volume 2: Obstetric Care (1978) N.12/2

The completed questionnaires (16,000) are at the Department of Child Health, University of Bristol.

Computer tabulations are being deposited with the ESRC Databank Essex University; one master tape (high density) was found among the NBTF records deposited at the Wellcome Institute, and has been passed on to the ESRC.

The records in this section cover the administration of the survey and the preliminary fundraising efforts.



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