Teenage Pregnancy

These data provide an annual update on teenage pregnancy statistics in Scotland which are presented by age of conception and year of conception. All supporting material and metadata can be found in the full report available on the PHS website.

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Source National Records of Scotland (NRS) birth registrations and Termination of Pregnancy Submissions Scotland (ToPSS) system records.
Author [PHS Pregnancy, Birth and Child Health](mailto:phs.maternitystats@phs.scot)
Version 1.0
Last Updated July 25, 2023, 09:53 (BST)
Created July 10, 2019, 13:03 (BST)
Contact Address Public Health Scotland, Gyle Square, 1 South Gyle Crescent, Edinburgh EH12 9EB
Subject Maternity and births
Frequency Annual
Time frame of data and timeliness Presented by calendar year of conception. Both data sources are considered complete and there are generally no delays.
Coverage Reports data across NHS Scotland from 1994.
Completeness Considered complete.
Accuracy Birth registration data are not supplied to PHS until considered final. The number of late termination submissions is generally very small, and these records would be included in the refresh the following year.
Continuity of data Data is continuously reported since 1994.
Concepts and definitions Concepts and definitions are provided in the full report available on the PHS website. (https://publichealthscotland.scot/publications/teenage-pregnancies/)
Disclosure The PHS statistical disclosure protocol has been followed.
Revision statement Termination data are re-extracted and refreshed each year to mitigate against late keying of data which may have resulted in a very small number of records not being included at the time of publication release.
Official statistics designation National Statistics
Relevance and key uses of the statistics Making information publicly available for planning, epidemiology, provision of services and comparative information.
Format CSV
Language English

PHS teenage pregnancy publication

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