In 2013, there were approximately 4,610 live births to mothers whose usual residence is within NHS Coastal West Sussex CCG.

 

Live Births to Mothers Living in NHS Coastal West Sussex CCG (2011-13)

LocalitiesNumber of Live BirthsTotal 2011-2013
201120122013
Adur6457157102,070
Arun6406305601,830
Chanctonbury3753903751,140
Chichester1,1101,0559453,115
Cissbury (Worthing)1,2851,1951,1403,625
Regis8759408802,695
CCG4,9304,9304,61014,470
Source: Birth Notification
Note. Values are rounded to nearest 5. Totals may not sum due to rounding.


 
Mothers Under the Age of 20

Young mothers (first time mothers under the age of 20) are a target group for the work of the Family Nurse Partnership (FNP). Not all hospital maternity records used a “flag” for first time mothers, therefore the information provided relates to all mothers under the age of 20; the majority of these women will be first time mothers. Of the total number of live births in Coastal West Sussex CCG (4,612 live births), 4.6% (212 live births) were to women under the age of 20 years.

 

Live Births to Mothers Aged Under 20yrs in NHS Coastal West Sussex CCG (2011-13)

LocalitiesProportion of Live Births to mothers <20yrsTotal 2011-2013
201120122013
Adur4.2%4.6%3.4%4.1%
Arun7.2%5.1%4.6%5.7%
Chanctonbury2.7%3.1%4.3%3.3%
Chichester4.8%4.5%5.5%4.9%
Cissbury (Worthing)4.0%4.4%4.0%4.1%
Regis5.9%4.6%5.4%5.3%
CCG4.8%4.5%4.6%4.6%
Source: Birth Notification Database

Low Birth Weight

In 2013, approximately 310 live births in NHS Coastal West Sussex CCG were recorded to be of low birth weight (less than 2.5kg); this accounts for 6.7% of all live births in the CCG.

 

The proportion of live births that are of low birth weight (<2.5kgs) in NHS Coastal West Sussex CCG (2011-13)

LocalitiesProportion of Live Births
201120122013
Adur5.1%4.7%6.1%
Arun5.9%6.2%6.8%
Chanctonbury5.1%6.6%8.3%
Chichester5.8%7.1%7.6%
Cissbury (Worthing)6.2%7.0%6.1%
Regis5.8%7.0%6.2%
CCG5.8%6.6%6.7%
Source: Birth Notification Database