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Table 8-3
Live births, by weeks of gestation and geography — Females

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Females: 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 179,527 2,230 716 4,306 3,443 41,143 67,625
42 weeks or more 990 7 9 41 13 129 237
37 to 41 weeks 165,221 2,034 663 3,951 3,193 38,141 62,344
37 to 39 weeks 91,020 1,094 380 2,019 1,629 21,873 34,892
40 to 41 weeks 74,201 940 283 1,932 1,564 16,268 27,452
Less than 37 weeks 13,244 187 44 314 237 2,850 5,030
28 to 36 weeks 12,491 172 43 297 226 2,672 4,777
28 to 31 weeks 1,106 15 5 27 19 202 427
32 to 33 weeks 1,566 20 12 47 25 297 636
34 to 36 weeks 9,819 137 26 223 182 2,173 3,714
20 to 27 weeks 728 11 1 17 11 166 252
20 to 23 weeks 219 4 1 5 2 58 52
24 to 27 weeks 509 7 0 12 9 108 200
Less than 20 weeks 25 4 0 0 0 12 1
Not stated 72 2 0 0 0 23 14
  percent
Total 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0
42 weeks or more 0.6 0.3 1.3 1.0 0.4 0.3 0.4
37 to 41 weeks 92.0 91.2 92.6 91.8 92.7 92.7 92.2
37 to 39 weeks 50.7 49.1 53.1 46.9 47.3 53.2 51.6
40 to 41 weeks 41.3 42.2 39.5 44.9 45.4 39.5 40.6
Less than 37 weeks 7.4 8.4 6.1 7.3 6.9 6.9 7.4
28 to 36 weeks 7.0 7.7 6.0 6.9 6.6 6.5 7.1
28 to 31 weeks 0.6 0.7 0.7 0.6 0.6 0.5 0.6
32 to 33 weeks 0.9 0.9 1.7 1.1 0.7 0.7 0.9
34 to 36 weeks 5.5 6.1 3.6 5.2 5.3 5.3 5.5
20 to 27 weeks 0.4 0.5 0.1 0.4 0.3 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 0.0 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.3
Less than 20 weeks 0.0 0.2 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Not stated 0.0 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.0
Females: Part 2
Weeks of gestation Place of residence of mother
Canada Manitoba Saskatchewan Alberta British Columbia Yukon Northwest Territories Nunavut Unknown
  number
Total 179,527 7,472 6,479 24,063 21,122 169 357 401 1
42 weeks or more 990 221 84 111 115 10 10 3 0
37 to 41 weeks 165,221 6,695 5,900 22,004 19,485 143 321 347 0
37 to 39 weeks 91,020 3,261 2,897 12,175 10,343 83 150 224 0
40 to 41 weeks 74,201 3,434 3,003 9,829 9,142 60 171 123 0
Less than 37 weeks 13,244 548 495 1,948 1,502 16 26 46 1
28 to 36 weeks 12,491 518 460 1,828 1,410 16 26 45 1
28 to 31 weeks 1,106 45 39 170 141 0 7 9 0
32 to 33 weeks 1,566 56 56 246 164 2 3 2 0
34 to 36 weeks 9,819 417 365 1,412 1,105 14 16 34 1
20 to 27 weeks 728 30 34 116 89 0 0 1 0
20 to 23 weeks 219 11 14 46 26 0 0 0 0
24 to 27 weeks 509 19 20 70 63 0 0 1 0
Less than 20 weeks 25 0 1 4 3 0 0 0 0
Not stated 72 8 0 0 20 0 0 5 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 3.0 1.3 0.5 0.5 5.9 2.8 0.7 0.0
37 to 41 weeks 92.0 89.6 91.1 91.4 92.2 84.6 89.9 86.5 0.0
37 to 39 weeks 50.7 43.6 44.7 50.6 49.0 49.1 42.0 55.9 0.0
40 to 41 weeks 41.3 46.0 46.3 40.8 43.3 35.5 47.9 30.7 0.0
Less than 37 weeks 7.4 7.3 7.6 8.1 7.1 9.5 7.3 11.5 100.0
28 to 36 weeks 7.0 6.9 7.1 7.6 6.7 9.5 7.3 11.2 100.0
28 to 31 weeks 0.6 0.6 0.6 0.7 0.7 0.0 2.0 2.2 0.0
32 to 33 weeks 0.9 0.7 0.9 1.0 0.8 1.2 0.8 0.5 0.0
34 to 36 weeks 5.5 5.6 5.6 5.9 5.2 8.3 4.5 8.5 100.0
20 to 27 weeks 0.4 0.4 0.5 0.5 0.4 0.0 0.0 0.2 0.0
20 to 23 weeks 0.1 0.1 0.2 0.2 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
24 to 27 weeks 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.0 0.0 0.2 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 1.2 0.0
Source(s):
Statistics Canada, Canadian Vital Statistics, Birth Database (CANSIM table 102-4512).