A full and detailed examination of inequalities observed in Hackney and the City can be found in the 0-5 needs assessment published in 2016. 1 This section highlights a small amount of additional contextual information around birth rates and then summarises the key results of the needs assessment. Please note that preterm birth data and infant mortality data are not available locally by the equalities groups considered here.

Unless otherwise stated, all data here applies to Hackney and City residents who gave birth at Homerton Hospital in the two years from April 2013 to March 2015.

The following section presents data on child and maternal health by population demographic categories that may highlight inequalities. The section is framed around the following topics:


  1. London Borough of Hackney; Corporation of the City of London, “A Health Needs Assessment for 0-5 Year Old Residents of the London Borough of Hackney and the City of London,” 2016. [Online]. Available: http://hackney.gov.uk/media/7663/0-5-needs-assessment/pdf/0-5_Needs_Assessment1. [Accessed 15 November 2016].