Course Correction

The latest Observer column had some errors.

In our recent co-written column with Sir David Spiegelhalter, we wrote:

if we just look at women who are currently or recently pregnant, this rises to 37%; far higher than the 13% of live births by mothers of black or Asian ethnicity.

That part should read:

if we just look at women who are currently or recently pregnant, this rises to 34%; far higher than the 17% of live births classified as Black or Asian ethnicity.