Research Article

Disproportion in the falling birth rate.

Br Med J 1977; 2 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.2.6092.939 (Published 08 October 1977) Cite this as: Br Med J 1977;2:939
  1. R R Gordon

    Abstract

    Since 1962 there has been a disproportionately greater fall in the number of small (less than 1000 g) live births than total live births: this has applied to Sheffield and to England and Wales but more to the former. This may have affected falling neonatal mortality rates.