MHLU - Health Status Resource

Figure 9.8: Pregnancy rate per 1,000 females, by age group

Middlesex-London, 2001 to 2009

Source: 
Ontario Inpatient Discharges Data, Ontario Ministry of Health and Long‐Term Care, IntelliHEALTH ONTARIO, Date Extracted: September 16, 2011
  • Trends and rates of pregnancy vary significantly based on age of mother.
  • Highest rates of pregnancy in Middlesex-London were for age groups 30 to 34 and 25 to 29 at 115.1 and 99.1 per 1000 females in their age groups, respectively, in 2009.
  • The 30 to 34 age group rates rose from 2001 to 2009 by 20%, replacing the 25 to 29 age group as the age group with the highest rate. The 25 to 29 age group rates fell by 7% over the same time period. 
  • The third and fourth highest pregnancy rates were for age groups 20 to 24 and 35 to 39 at 66.1 and 52.7 per 1000 females in their age groups, respectively, in 2009. The 20 to 24 age group fell by 11% and the 35 to 39 age group rose by 24% from 2001 to 2009.
  • Pregnancy rates for teens (age 15-19) were 32.3 per 1,000 females age 15 to 19 in 2009. It appears to have been on a slight decline from 2001 to 2009.
  • The lowest and second lowest pregnancy rates were for age groups 45 to 49 and 40 to 44 at 0.7 and 10.7, respectively, in 2009. Values for age group 45 to 49 are not highly reliable. Rates for the 40 to 44 age group grew by 47% from 2001 to 2009.