COVID-19 Wider Impacts - Termination of Pregnancy
Data and Resources
Terminations by Health BoardCSV
Information on terminations of pregnancy in Scotland, broken down by health...
Terminations by AgeCSV
Information on terminations of pregnancy in Scotland, broken down by age.
Terminations by DeprivationCSV
Information on terminations of pregnancy in Scotland, broken down by...
|Source||These data are derived from the Notifications of Abortion to the Chief Medical Officer for Scotland (CMO) under the Abortion (Scotland) Regulations 1991.|
|Author||PHS Maternity Team|
|Last Updated||October 5, 2023, 09:52 (BST)|
|Created||March 16, 2021, 15:14 (GMT)|
|Contact Address||Public Health Scotland, Gyle Square, 1 South Gyle Crescent, Edinburgh EH12 9EB|
|Subject||COVID-19 Impact, Maternity & Births|
|Time frame of data and timeliness||The notification of abortion form should be completed and sent to the CMO within 7 days of the termination. The office of the CMO then send forms onto PHS.|
|Coverage||The number of terminations of pregnancy is shown for each month from January 2018 onwards. Data is shown at all Scotland level and for each mainland NHS Board of residence. Due to small numbers, data is not shown for individual Island Boards of residence (NHS Orkney, NHS Shetland, and NHS Western Isles, however the Island Boards are included in the Scotland total.|
|Completeness||Generally considered complete due to the statutory nature of notification submissions.|
|Accuracy||Completing and submitting of notifications of abortion is a legal requirement therefore the quality of the data is thought to be relatively high, although occasional omissions and administrative errors in submitting notification forms may occur. Information on forms is clerically checked, with additional validation on data entry.|
|Continuity of data||Reports data from January 2018.|
|Concepts and definitions||Please see description above. Additional information and commentary are available on the Wider Impacts Dashboard (see Links section).|
|Disclosure||Disclosure control methods have been applied to the data in order to protect patient confidentiality.|
|Revision statement||Figures contained within each publication may be subject to change in future releases as submissions may be updated to reflect a more accurate and complete set of data.|
|Official statistics designation||Management Information Statistics|
|Relevance and key uses of the statistics||The data are used to describe the current impact and the severity of COVID-19 in Scotland.|