In 2013, there were approximately 2,285 live births to mothers whose usual residence is within Horsham and Mid Sussex CCG.

Horsham and Mid Sussex CCG: Number of live births (2011-2013)

LocalitiesNumber of live births2011-13
Burgess Hill5155105151,540
East Grinstead4154153801,210
Haywards Heath6356506351,920
Horsham and Mid Sussex CCG2,3802,3402,2857,010
Source: West Sussex Birth Notification data (CHIS)
Note. Values are rounded to the nearest 5, totals may not sum due to rounding. Due to recording differences, values may vary slightly from the ONS usual residences tables.

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 Horsham and Mid Sussex, 2.0% were to women under the age of 20 years.

Live Births to Mothers Aged Under 20yrs in Horsham and Mid Sussex CCG (2011-13)

LocalitiesProportion of Live Births to mothers <20yrsTotal 2011-2013
Burgess Hill2.7%1.0%3.1%2.3%
East Grinstead3.1%1.9%1.3%2.1%
Haywards Heath2.4%3.2%2.5%2.7%
Horsham and Mid Sussex CCG2.1%2.2%2.0%2.1%
Source: Birth Notification

Low Birth Weight

In 2013, approximately 5.4%% of live births in Horsham and Mid Sussex CCG were recorded to be of low birth weight (less than 2.5kg); this accounts for around 120-130 live births in the CCG.

The proportion of live births that are of low birth weight (<2.5kgs) in Horsham and Mid Sussex CCG (2011-13)

LocalitiesNumber of Live Births
Burgess Hill6.4%7.0%4.3%
East Grinstead6.1%8.2%6.8%
Haywards Heath5.8%5.7%4.1%
Horsham and Mid Sussex CCG6.6%6.5%5.4%
Source: Birth Notification data (CHIS)