Table 2

Descriptive data (means (SD)) for perinatal activity indicators in Yorkshire and the Humber, 2015–2020

PrepandemicLockdown 1Between lockdown 1 and 2Lockdown 2Entire pandemic period
Mean (SD)Mean (SD)Mean (SD)Mean (SD)Mean (SD)
Number of women1161.4 (56.9)1074.3 (33.2)1103.2 (30.4)1006.2 (60.9)1075.8 (52.7)
Number of deliveries1192.8 (58.8)1090.7 (35.0)1117.0 (32.6)1016.7 (60.0)1089.8 (54.4)
Number of live births1187.4 (58.3)1086.6 (34.7)1112.8 (31.9)1011.8 (59.4)1085.4 (54.2)
Number of stillbirths4.9 (2.1)3.6 (2.5)3.7 (1.7)3.5 (2.2)3.6 (2.0)
Number of antenatal transfers8.1 (3.1)6.2 (2.8)5.9 (2.7)3.0 (2.3)5.4 (2.9)
EPT admissions3.1 (2.0)2.8 (1.8)1.9 (1.5)2.6 (2.2)2.3 (1.7)
HIE admissions1.6 (1.3)1.4 (0.9)1.6 (1.2)1.1 (1.1)1.4 (1.1)
MAS admissions0.7 (0.9)0.6 (0.8)1.0 (0.9)0.5 (0.9)0.8 (0.9)
EPT transfers1.0 (0.9)1.3 (1.1)0.6 (0.7)0.9 (1.1)0.9 (0.9)
HIE transfers0.6 (0.8)0.6 (0.7)0.7 (0.7)0.2 (0.5)0.6 (0.7)
MAS transfers0.6 (0.9)0.6 (0.7)0.7 (0.9)0.2 (0.7)0.6 (0.8)
  • Prepandemic: 29 December 2014 to 22 March 2020; lockdown 1: 23 March 2020 to 14 June 2020; between lockdown 1 and 2: 15 June 2020 to 8 November 2020; lockdown 2: 9 November 2020 to 3 January 2021; entire pandemic period: 23 March 2020 to 3 January 2021; antenatal transfers: number of women transferred at <27 weeks’ GA, or <28 weeks' GA if multiple pregnancy.

  • EPT, extreme preterm (<27 weeks of GA); GA, gestational age; HIE, hypoxic ischaemic encephalopathy (defined as babies 36+ weeks’ GA who received active cooling within 48 hours of delivery); MAS, meconium aspiration syndrome (defined as babies 36+ weeks’ GA who received inhaled nitric oxide within 5 days of delivery).