The information requested falls within the responsibility of the National Statistician, who has been asked to reply.
As National Statistician, I have been asked to reply to your recent Parliamentary Question asking for the incidence of children born with heart defects in each year since 2000. (152548)
The figures for 2000 and 2001 (the latest year available) are shown in the table below.
(7) Heart defects was defined using the International Classification of Diseases, Tenth Revision codes 145,6,147.1.
(8) Rate per 10,000 live and stillbirths.
Health Statistics Quarterly no. 16: Annual update—Congenital anomaly statistics, notifications 2001 England and Wales.
Congenital Anomaly statistics for 2002 are scheduled for publication in April 2004.