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Abstract

Presents annual statistics on conceptions to women usually resident in England and Wales. It covers conception counts and conception rates for women of all ages, split by age group and also includes teenage conceptions to women under the age of 18. Conception statistics include either a termination by abortion or a maternity at which one or more live births or stillbirths occur. Maternities which result in one or more live/stillbirths are counted only once. Additional dataset shows the number of conceptions to women aged under 18 for England and Wales by Government Office Regions and other local authority areas

Main Topics/Subject Category
Conceptions by age and residence
Variables

Conceptions (numbers, rates and percentage leading to abortion) by age of woman at conception all age, under 20 and under 16 conceptions (numbers and percentages): outcome by occurrence within/outside marriage conceptions (numbers and rates): by area of usual residence and age of woman, all conceptions and conceptions outside marriage: proportions by area of usual residence and outcome all conceptions: numbers and rates by area of usual residence and outcome underage conceptions: numbers and rates by area of usual residence and outcome
under 18 conceptions: numbers and rates by area of usual residence and outcome under 18 conceptions: numbers, rates and percentage leading to abortion by area of usual residence
under 18 conceptions: numbers, rates and percentage leading to abortion by lad1 area

Keywords
Live births, stillbirths, conception, abortion, births, pregnancy, contraception
Identifier Variables
GOR, LA
Economic/Subject Categories
Sexual Health
Area of Health System
Public health
Data collecting organization (s)
Office for National Statistics
Data Type
Administrative
National/Regional
National
Coverage (date of field work)
1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008
Unit of Analysis
Aggregate, Individual
Sample

All conceptions in England and Wales

Availability
ONS
Conditions of Access
Free access
Link
Conception statistics England and Wales: http://www.statistics.gov.uk/[…]/Product.asp?vlnk=15055
Quarterly conceptions to women aged under 18: http://www.statistics.gov.uk/[…]/ssdataset.asp?vlnk=4877
Conceptions to women aged under 18 - annual numbers and rates: http://www.statistics.gov.uk/[…]/ssdataset.asp?vlnk=8903
Contact
Tel: 01329444110, cim@ons.gov.uk