Abortion

Health written question – answered on 2nd July 2014.

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

To ask the Secretary of State for Health which 10 primary care areas in England had the (a) highest and (b) lowest abortion rates per 1,000 women aged between 15 and 44 years in 2013.

Photo of Jane Ellison Jane Ellison The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Health

The following tables show the information requested.

Table 1: Clinical commissioning groups (CCGs) with the 10 highest abortion rates, 2013
CCG name Rate per 1,000 resident women aged 15-44 ASR1, 2
NHS Barking and Dagenham 31.4
NHS Croydon 26.9
NHS Greenwich 26.6
NHS Lewisham 26.6
NHS Waltham Forest 25.8
NHS Southwark 25.0
NHS Brent 25.0
NHS Hounslow 24.6
NHS Lambeth 24.0
NHS Redbridge 23.8
1 Rates for CCGs are based on mid-2013 population estimates. 2 Aged standardised rates are calculated using the 2013 European Standard Population (ESP).
Table 2: CCGs with the 10 lowest abortion rates, 2013
CCG name Rate per 1,000 resident women aged 15-44 ASR1, 2
NHS Hardwick 9.2
NHS Vale of York 9.7
NHS North Durham 9.9
NHS South Norfolk 10.1
NHS North Derbyshire 10.1
NHS North Norfolk 10.2
NHS West Suffolk 10.5
NHS Rushcliffe 10.5
NHS South Lincolnshire 10.7
NHS Bath and North East Somerset 10.8
1 Rates for CCGs are based on mid-2013 population estimates. 2 Aged Standardised Rates are calculated using the 2013 ESP.

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