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Teenage Pregnancy and Life Expectancy

Volume 448: debated on Wednesday 28 June 2006

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the most recent (a) teenage pregnancy rate and (b) life expectancy rate was in (i) Stoke-on-Trent, (ii) the West Midlands and (iii) England. (80602)

The information requested falls within the responsibility of the National Statistician who has been asked to reply.

Letter from Colin Mowl, dated 28 June 2006:

The National Statistician has been asked to reply to your recent question asking what the most recent (a) teenage pregnancy rate and (b) life expectancy rate was in (i) Stoke-on-Trent, (ii) the West Midlands and (iii) England. I am replying in her absence. (80602)

Available figures are estimates of the number of pregnancies that resulted in a live birth, stillbirth or termination.

Teenage conception rates for 2004 (the most recent year for which data are available) are given in Table A. Data for 2004 are provisional.

Figures for life expectancy at birth for English regions and local authorities are published annually by ONS based on three-year rolling averages. The most recent figures, for 2002-04, are included in Table B.

Table A: Teenage pregnancy rate, 2004

Region

Rate1

Stoke-on-Trent

67.4

West Midlands

45.0

England

41.5

1 Rates for women aged under 18 are based on the population of women aged 15-17.

Table B: Life expectancy at birth (years) by sex, 2002-041

Region

Male

Female

Stoke-on-Trent

73.2

78.7

West Midlands

75.9

80.6

England

76.55

80.91

1 Results are based on deaths registered in 2002-04 and mid-year population estimates for these years.