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Linking maternity data for England, 2005-06: methods and data quality

Dattani, N., Datta-Nemdharry, P. & Macfarlane, A. J. (2011). Linking maternity data for England, 2005-06: methods and data quality. Health Statistics Quarterly(49), pp. 53-79. doi: 10.1057/hsq.2011.3


Maternity Hospital Episode Statistics (HES) data were linked to birth registration and NHS Numbers for Babies (NN4B) data to bring together some key demographic and clinical data items not otherwise available at a national level. This project added to earlier work involving linkage of birth registration records to NN4B records.

Publication Type: Article
Additional Information: This is a post-peer-review, pre-copyedit version of an article published in Health Statistics Quarterly. The definitive publisher-authenticated version Dattani, N, Datta-Nemdharry, P & Macfarlane, A (2011). Linking maternity data for England, 2005-06:methods and data quality.. Health Stat Q(49), pp. 53-79. is available online at:
Publisher Keywords: Birth Certificates, Birth Weight, Data Collection, England, Gestational Age, Hospital Records, Humans, Parturition, Reproducibility of Results, Socioeconomic Factors, State Medicine
Subjects: R Medicine > RG Gynecology and obstetrics
Departments: School of Health & Psychological Sciences > Midwifery & Radiography
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