Birth Data Linkage Project - Stage 1

This page describes the first stage of the City University Birth Data Linkage Project.

Stage 1: Linkage of birth registration data with the NHS Numbers for Babies (NN4B) dataset

Paper 1

Hilder L, Moser K, Dattani N and Macfarlane A (2007). Pilot linkage of NHS Numbers for Babies data with birth registrations. Health Statistics Quarterly 2007; 33: 25-33 External link: http://www.ons.gov.uk/ons/rel/hsq/health-statistics-quarterly/no--33--spring-2007/pilot-linkage-of-nhs-numbers-for-babies.pdf

Paper 2

Moser K, Macfarlane A, Chow YH, Hilder L, Dattani N (2007). Introducing new data on gestation-specific infant mortality among babies born in 2005 in England and Wales. Health Statistics Quarterly 2007; 35: 13-27. http://www.ons.gov.uk/ons/rel/hsq/health-statistics-quarterly/no--35--autumn-2007/introducing-new-data-on-gestation-specific-infant-mortality-among-babies-born-in-2005-in-england-and-wales.pdf
Supplementary data http://www.ons.gov.uk/ons/rel/hsq/health-statistics-quarterly/no--35--autumn-2007/health-statistics-quarterly-supplementary-data.pdf

Paper 3

Moser K and Hilder L (2008). Assessing quality of NHS Numbers for Babies data and providing gestational age statistics. Health Statistics Quarterly 2008; 37: 15–23. http://www.ons.gov.uk/ons/rel/hsq/health-statistics-quarterly/no--37--spring-2008/quality-of-nhs-numbers-for-babies-data-and-providing-gestational-age-statistics.pdf

Paper 4

Moser K, Stanfield KM and Leon DA (2008).  Birthweight and gestational age by ethnic group, England and Wales 2005: introducing new data on births. Health Statistics Quarterly 2008; 39: 22-31  http://www.ons.gov.uk/ons/rel/hsq/health-statistics-quarterly/no--39--autumn-2008/birthweight-and-gestational-age-by-ethnic-group--england-and-wales-2005.pdf 

Paper 5

Oakley L, Maconochie N, Doyle P, Dattani N, Moser K (2009). Multivariate analysis of infant death in England and Wales in 2005-06, with focus on socio-economic status and deprivation.  Health Statistics Quarterly 2009; 42: 22-39 http://www.ons.gov.uk/ons/rel/hsq/health-statistics-quarterly/no--42--summer-2009/multivariate-analysis-of-infant-death-in-england-and-wales-in-2005-06--with-focus-on-socio-economic-status-and-deprivation.pdf

Paper 6

Moser K (2009). Gestation-specific infant mortality by social and biological factors among babies born in England and Wales in 2006 Health Statistics Quarterly 2009; 42: 78-87 http://www.ons.gov.uk/ons/rel/child-health/gestation-specific-infant-mortality-in-england-and-wales/2006/2006-report-pdf-download.pdf

Paper 7

Messer J (2011) An analysis of the socio-demographic characteristics of sole registered births and infant deaths. Health Statistics Quarterly 2011; 50: 1-23
http://www.ons.gov.uk/ons/rel/hsq/health-statistics-quarterly/no--50--summer-2011/an-analysis-of-the-socio-demographic-characteristics-of-sole-registered-births-and-infant-deaths.pdf

Stage 2 publications