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Pregnancy outcomes


This product brings together statistics on live births, induced abortions and fetal loss (stillbirths and miscarriages) to provide comprehensive statistics on outcomes of pregnancy.

Statistics on live births, induced abortions and fetal loss are available separately in various other products produced by Statistics Canada. The purpose of this particular product, however, is to bring together all outcome statistics into one product in order to provide total pregnancy statistics and to facilitate the analysis of each outcome within the context of other outcomes.

The statistics are presented according to the calendar year in which the pregnancy terminated and not the year in which conception took place. For each data year, the statistics are presented by the age group of the woman and her province or territory of residence. Only pregnancies occurring to Canadian residents are included.

The CANSIM tables provide data back to 1974. These tables are updated annually to include the most current data year available. The Internet publication provides data for the latest 10 years available.

Free access to the data is provided through a special CANSIM interface. The CANSIM tables can be linked directly from three different locations in the HTML product:

Tables section:

  • Related CANSIM tables
  • Individual tables, in the Source

Related products section:

  • Selected CANSIM tables from Statistics Canada

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