Infant Mortality, Stillbirths and Maternal Mortality


Central Statistics Office (CSO)

Key information

Infant deaths by detailed age; infant mortality, neonatal mortality and still births by area of residence; infant mortality by area, sex, age and cause; stillbirths by sex and cause, by age of mother, sex of child, and period of gestation; stillbirths by cause and weight; maternal deaths.

A Methods and Quality Report is available for this statistic.


General Register Office.


Stillbirths registered under the Stillbirths Registration Act, infant deaths (under the age of one year) occurring in the reference year, registered during the reference year or the following year, and maternal deaths.



Reference period

Calendar year

Start date

2001, with some tables from 1941, 1957 or 1980


24 months after the end of the reference period


  • Age (detailed)
    Less than 30 mins; 30 mins to under 1 day; 1 day; 2; 3; 4; 5; 6; 7-13; 14-20; 21-27 days; 4 weeks to under 2 months; 2 months; 3; 4; 5; 6; 7; 9; 10; 11 months.
  • Province
    Leinster; Munster; Connacht; Ulster (part).
  • Region (NUTS3)
    Border; Dublin; Mid-East; Midland; Mid-West; South-East; South-West; West.
  • County or City
    The 34 administrative counties.
  • Cause of death
    ICD-9 Codes.
  • Gestation period
    Less than 24 weeks; 24-27 weeks; 28-36 weeks; 37+ weeks; Not stated.
  • Age of mother
    Less than 20 years; 20-24; 25-29; 30-34; 35-39; 40+ years; Not stated.
  • Infant weight
    Less than 1000g; 1000-1499; 1500-2499; 2500+g; Not stated;


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