Maternity Snapshot 2008 is the latest maternity data published by the Ministry of Health. This data is sourced from the National Minimum Dataset (NMDS) and is provisional and subject to change.
This snapshot contains summarised 2008 hospital data on women who have given birth in hospital and babies that were either born in hospital or admitted soon after.
Data presented includes numbers of mothers by maternal age, ethnicity, delivery type and plurality as well as numbers of babies by birthweight, gestation, ethnicity and sex. In response to an increase in queries a table of delivery type by DHB has been added to the 2008 snapshot.