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Teenage Pregnancy: Stockport

Volume 462: debated on Wednesday 4 July 2007

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the teenage conception rate was for (a) the Stockport Primary Care Trust area and (b) Cheadle at the latest date for which figures are available. (147257)

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

Letter from Colin Mowl, dated 4 July 2007:

The National Statistician has been asked to reply to your recent question asking what the teenage conception rate was for (a) the Stockport Primary Care Trust area and (b) Cheadle at the latest date for which figures are available. I am replying in her absence. (147257)

ONS does not routinely produce teenage conception figures for girls aged under 20 by Primary Care Trust (PCT) because there is a risk of disclosure of information about individuals due to differences in boundaries between PCTs and local authorities.

Figures for girls aged under 18 are however published at local authority level and figures for the Metropolitan District of Stockport for 2005 (the most recent year for which figures are available) are shown in the table below and are estimates of the number of conceptions that resulted in a live birth, stillbirth or legal termination. Figures for 2005 are provisional.

Under 18 conceptions: number and rate for Stockport Metropolitan District 20051

Under 18

Number

Rate2

Stockport MD

190

33

1 Figures for 2005 are provisional. 2 Rate per 1,000 females aged 15-17.