Figure 2.6.11: Low birth weight by material deprivation quintile
Rate per 100 singleton births, Middlesex-London, 2011–12 annual average
Significant differences in low birth weight rates existed within Middlesex-London for the first time in 2007–08 since 2003–04, between populations living in neighbourhoods with differing levels of socio-economic status. Residents living in well-off neighbourhoods in 2011–12 with the least material deprivation (i.e., Q1) had a low birth weight rate of 3.5 compared to 5.7 low birthweight births per 100 singleton births for those living in neighbourhoods with the most material deprivation. This is an absolute rate difference of 2.2 per 100 singleton births in Middlesex-London.