Last reviewed 01/2018
Neonatal death is defined as the death rate between days 0 and 28 - including the 28th day - of life, per thousand live births, of any gestation.
In 1989 the neonatal death rate in England and Wales was 4.8 per 1000 live births.
In 2003 the neonatal death rate in England and Wales was 3.66 per 1000 live births (1).
- Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (April 2005).Confidential Enquiry into Maternal and Child Health (England and Wales).Stillbirth, neonatal and post-neonatal mortality 2000-2003.