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Teenage Pregnancy

Volume 448: debated on Tuesday 4 July 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the rate of teenage pregnancy was in Lancashire in each year since 1997. (81766)

I have been asked to reply.

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

Letter from Karen Dunnell, dated 4 July 2006:

As National Statistician I have been asked to reply to your recent question asking what the rate of teenage pregnancy was in Lancashire in each year since 1997. (81766)

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

Teenage conception numbers and rates in Lancashire County from 1991 to 2004 (the most recent year for which figures are available) are given in the table below. Figures for 2004 are provisional.

Teenage conceptions: numbers and rates for Lancashire county, 1997-2004

Number

Rate1

1997

987

46

1998

1,031

48

1999

928

43

2000

1,008

46

2001

922

41

2002

960

42

2003

931

41

20042

968

42

1 Rate per 1,000 women aged 15 to 17. 2 Provisional.