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Parliamentary Debates and Questions

S5W-16654: Miles Briggs (Lothian)

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

Date lodged: 15 May 2018

To ask the Scottish Government how many people have died of hypoxia in each year since 1999.

Answered by: Shona Robison 29 May 2018

The following table shows the numbers of deaths from (a) external causes which cause hypoxia and (b) fetal hypoxia. It is not practical to provide figures for deaths from all the other diseases in which hypoxia may play a part.

Deaths for which the underlying cause was either (a) an external cause of hypoxia or (b) fetal hypoxia, registered in Scotland from 1999 to 2016.

Registration Year

External cause of hypoxia 1

(e.g. hanging, strangulation, suffocation, drowning, submersion)

Fetal hypoxia 2

(intrauterine hypoxia and birth asphyxia)

1999

485

9

2000

498

12

2001

483

8

2002

496

7

2003

436

6

2004

484

11

2005

417

9

2006

430

9

2007

452

9

2008

459

4

2009

462

6

2010

460

5

2011

469

5

2012

463

5

2013

465

7

2014

437

4

2015

440

4

2016

477

7

1 – ICD-10 codes W65-W74, W75-W84, X70, X71, X91, X92, Y20, Y21

2 – ICD-10 codes P20, P21