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Table 8-1
Live births, by weeks of gestation and geography — Both sexes

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Both sexes: Part 1
Weeks of gestation Place of residence of mother
Canada Newfoundland and Labrador Prince Edward Island Nova Scotia New Brunswick Quebec Ontario
  number
Total 367,864 4,553 1,389 8,868 7,146 84,387 138,436
42 weeks or more 2,146 14 12 84 23 317 490
37 to 41 weeks 336,991 4,159 1,267 8,115 6,612 77,842 126,960
37 to 39 weeks 186,978 2,149 705 4,170 3,463 44,781 71,735
40 to 41 weeks 150,013 2,010 562 3,945 3,149 33,061 55,225
Less than 37 weeks 28,572 376 108 669 510 6,178 10,967
28 to 36 weeks 26,951 350 104 637 481 5,800 10,407
28 to 31 weeks 2,427 32 15 64 47 477 926
32 to 33 weeks 3,423 45 19 97 60 660 1,345
34 to 36 weeks 21,101 273 70 476 374 4,663 8,136
20 to 27 weeks 1,572 22 4 30 29 359 557
20 to 23 weeks 477 10 1 11 10 110 140
24 to 27 weeks 1,095 12 3 19 19 249 417
Less than 20 weeks 49 4 0 2 0 19 3
Not stated 155 4 2 0 1 50 19
  percent
Total 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0
42 weeks or more 0.6 0.3 0.9 0.9 0.3 0.4 0.4
37 to 41 weeks 91.6 91.3 91.2 91.5 92.5 92.2 91.7
37 to 39 weeks 50.8 47.2 50.8 47.0 48.5 53.1 51.8
40 to 41 weeks 40.8 44.1 40.5 44.5 44.1 39.2 39.9
Less than 37 weeks 7.8 8.3 7.8 7.5 7.1 7.3 7.9
28 to 36 weeks 7.3 7.7 7.5 7.2 6.7 6.9 7.5
28 to 31 weeks 0.7 0.7 1.1 0.7 0.7 0.6 0.7
32 to 33 weeks 0.9 1.0 1.4 1.1 0.8 0.8 1.0
34 to 36 weeks 5.7 6.0 5.0 5.4 5.2 5.5 5.9
20 to 27 weeks 0.4 0.5 0.3 0.3 0.4 0.4 0.4
20 to 23 weeks 0.1 0.2 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1
24 to 27 weeks 0.3 0.3 0.2 0.2 0.3 0.3 0.3
Less than 20 weeks 0.0 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Not stated 0.0 0.1 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.0
Both sexes: Part 2
Weeks of gestation Place of residence of mother
Canada Manitoba Saskatchewan Alberta British Columbia Yukon Northwest Territories Nunavut Unknown
  number
Total 367,864 15,285 13,248 49,028 43,649 355 725 794 1
42 weeks or more 2,146 475 185 253 247 17 25 4 0
37 to 41 weeks 336,991 13,603 12,075 44,673 40,046 302 648 689 0
37 to 39 weeks 186,978 6,612 6,020 24,850 21,539 174 307 473 0
40 to 41 weeks 150,013 6,991 6,055 19,823 18,507 128 341 216 0
Less than 37 weeks 28,572 1,192 988 4,102 3,302 36 52 91 1
28 to 36 weeks 26,951 1,117 936 3,843 3,104 34 51 86 1
28 to 31 weeks 2,427 101 77 364 303 2 9 10 0
32 to 33 weeks 3,423 126 126 526 398 5 7 9 0
34 to 36 weeks 21,101 890 733 2,953 2,403 27 35 67 1
20 to 27 weeks 1,572 71 51 246 195 2 1 5 0
20 to 23 weeks 477 29 16 96 52 2 0 0 0
24 to 27 weeks 1,095 42 35 150 143 0 1 5 0
Less than 20 weeks 49 4 1 13 3 0 0 0 0
Not stated 155 15 0 0 54 0 0 10 0
  percent
Total 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0
42 weeks or more 0.6 3.1 1.4 0.5 0.6 4.8 3.4 0.5 0.0
37 to 41 weeks 91.6 89.0 91.1 91.1 91.7 85.1 89.4 86.8 0.0
37 to 39 weeks 50.8 43.3 45.4 50.7 49.3 49.0 42.3 59.6 0.0
40 to 41 weeks 40.8 45.7 45.7 40.4 42.4 36.1 47.0 27.2 0.0
Less than 37 weeks 7.8 7.8 7.5 8.4 7.6 10.1 7.2 11.5 100.0
28 to 36 weeks 7.3 7.3 7.1 7.8 7.1 9.6 7.0 10.8 100.0
28 to 31 weeks 0.7 0.7 0.6 0.7 0.7 0.6 1.2 1.3 0.0
32 to 33 weeks 0.9 0.8 1.0 1.1 0.9 1.4 1.0 1.1 0.0
34 to 36 weeks 5.7 5.8 5.5 6.0 5.5 7.6 4.8 8.4 100.0
20 to 27 weeks 0.4 0.5 0.4 0.5 0.4 0.6 0.1 0.6 0.0
20 to 23 weeks 0.1 0.2 0.1 0.2 0.1 0.6 0.0 0.0 0.0
24 to 27 weeks 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.0 0.1 0.6 0.0
Less than 20 weeks 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Not stated 0.0 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.0 0.0 1.3 0.0
Source(s):
Statistics Canada, Canadian Vital Statistics, Birth Database (CANSIM table 102-4512).