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Teenage Pregnancies

Volume 450: debated on Friday 20 October 2006

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many teenage pregnancies there have been in Suffolk in each year since 1997, broken down by local authority area. (95458)

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

Letter from Karen Dunnell, dated 20 October 2006:

As National Statistician I have been asked to reply to your recent question asking how many teenage pregnancies there have been in Suffolk in each year since 1997, broken down by local authority area. (95458)

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

Number of teenage conceptions in each Suffolk local authority area for the years 1997-2004 (the most recent year for which figures are available), are shown in the attached table.

Number of teenage conceptions by local authority area in Suffolk, 1997 to 2004

Area of usual residence

1997

1998

1999

2000

2001

2002

2003

2004

Suffolk

393

439

420

363

351

407

408

435

Babergh

41

42

48

42

33

44

42

40

Forest Heath

34

33

29

23

28

22

29

30

Ipswich

105

126

121

101

100

107

104

129

Mid Suffolk

37

27

37

29

34

40

52

33

St. Edmundsbury

47

68

48

45

40

37

46

54

Suffolk Coastal

58

62

56

38

44

39

52

64

Waveney

71

81

81

85

72

118

83

85