Abortion

Health written question – answered on 26th July 2007.

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Photo of Sir David Amess Sir David Amess Conservative, Southend West

To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many women aged (a) under 16, (b) 16 to 18, (c) 19 to 24, (d) 25 to 29, (e) 30 to 34, (f) 35 to 39 and (g) over 40 years of age in (i) Essex strategic health authority and (ii) England and Wales who had an abortion in 2006 had (A) no children, (B) one child, (C) two children, (D) three children, (E) four children and (F) five or more children.

Photo of Dawn Primarolo Dawn Primarolo Minister of State (Department of Health) (Public Health)

The information requested is set out in the following table.

(i) Total abortions for residents of Essex PCTs( 1) by number of previous births, 2006
Total previous pregnancies that resulted in a live or still birth
A ge( 2) 0 1 2 3 4 5 and more Total
under 18 533 554
18 to 19 549 636
20 to 24 931 300 140 1,427
25 to 29 448 266 241 86 1,072
30 to 34 172 190 247 114 781
35 to 39 121 117 265 112 686
40 and over 34 45 116 66 283
Total all ages 2,788 1,009 1,025 424 133 60 5,439
(1) Totals shown relate to PCTs for Mid Essex, North East Essex, South East Essex, South West Essex and West Essex. (2) Age groups are shown as published so as not to overlap ages and (for reasons of confidentiality) reveal small numbers, suppressed value or where a presented total would reveal a suppressed value.
(ii) Total abortions by number of previous births, England and Wales, 2006
Total previous pregnancies that resulted in a live or still birth
A ge( 1) 0 1 2 3 4 5 and more Total
under 16 3,960 3,990
16 and 17 13,721 14,629
18 and 19 18,625 3,448 533 22,667
20 to 24 35,293 12,751 5,600 1,360 274 62 55,340
25 to 29 18,735 9,341 7,828 3,244 928 320 40,396
30 to 34 7,981 6,491 8,020 3,670 1,323 668 28,153
35 to 39 3,682 3,903 6,877 3,481 1,341 790 20,074
40 and over 1,174 1,504 3,066 1,693 630 421 8,488
Total all ages 103,171 38,295 31,985 13,495 4,517 2,274 193,737
(1) Age groups are shown as published so as not to overlap ages and (for reasons of confidentiality) reveal small numbers, suppressed value or where a presented total would reveal a suppressed value.

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