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Baby boxes: numbers issued from roll-out and take-up rate: FOI release

Published: 24 Jan 2020

Information request and response under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002

Published:
24 Jan 2020
Baby boxes: numbers issued from roll-out and take-up rate: FOI release
FOI reference: FOI/201900009779
Date received: 16 Dec 2019
Date responded: 8 Jan 2020
Information requested

You asked how many Baby Boxes have been issued from the roll-out of the scheme to date of this request, and what is the current take-up rate of the Baby Boxes.

Response

116,141 Baby Boxes have been issued from the roll-out of Scotland’s Baby Boxes on 15 August 2017 up until 11 December 2019.
The indicative current take-up rate is 96%.
The take- up rate is calculated by comparing expected due dates from the Baby Box registration with the National Records of Scotland’s recorded birth figures. Actual birth date data is not collected, therefore this figure can only provide an indication of take up.

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