Abortion

Health written question – answered on 1st July 2008.

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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 who had an abortion in 2007 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 available information is set out in the following tables.

Total abortions for residents of Essex PCTs( 1) by number of previous births over 24 weeks, 2007
Total previous pregnancies that resulted in a live or still birth
Age( 2) 0 1 2 3 4 5 and more Total
Under 18 550 (3) (3) (3) (3) (3) 567
18 to 19 558 (3) (3) (3) (3) (3) 643
20 to 24 900 321 146 (3) (3) (3) 1,416
25 to 29 426 270 232 100 (3) (3) 1,071
30 to 34 191 157 255 109 45 16 773
35 to 39 89 118 241 100 52 16 616
40 and over 22 31 99 66 24 13 255
Total all ages 2,736 981 990 417 160 57 5,341
(1) Totals shown relate to primary care trusts 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 reveal small numbers.

(3) Denotes suppressed value or where a presented total would reveal a suppressed value.

Total abortions for residents of England by number of previous births over 24 weeks, 2007
Total previous pregnancies that resulted in a live or still birth
Age 0 1 2 3 4 5 and more Total
Under 18 18,397 782 51 (1)—- (1)—- (1)—- 19,246
18 to 19 18,532 3,388 477 (1)—- (1)—- (1)—- 22,457
20 to 24 34,298 12,807 5,601 1,284 (1)—- (1)—- 54,322
25 to 29 17,826 9,664 7,955 3,229 987 336 39,997
30 to 34 7,290 5,924 7,616 3,499 1,284 604 26,217
35 to 39 3,380 3,732 6,679 3,307 1,299 781 19,178
40 and over 1,151 1,430 2,927 1,709 674 426 8,317
Total all ages 100,874 37,727 31,306 13,087 4,523 2,217 189,734
(1) Denotes suppressed value or where a presented total would reveal a suppressed value.

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