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Teen Pregnancy

Chris Ruane: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many conceptions by girls under the age of 16 there were by region (a) expressed as a percentage of under-16s and (b) the total number, in descending order according to percentage figures for the latest year in which figures are available. [30599]

Ruth Kelly: The information requested falls within the responsibility of the National Statistician. I have asked him to reply.

Letter from Len Cook to Chris Ruane, dated 30 January 2002:



Conceptions to girls aged under 16 by Government Office Region (GOR), England, 1999

GORNumber of conceptions to girls under 16Girls conceiving under 16(28) as percentage of population
North East4991.00
Yorkshire and the Humber9190.98
London1,0580.89
North West1,1780.88
West Midlands8900.88
East Midlands6160.80
South West6580.75
South East9630.67
Eastern6270.65

(28) The population at risk of conceiving under 16 is conventionally taken to be girls aged 13–15

Source:

Office for National Statistics


Children (Accidental Deaths)

Chris Ruane: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many accidental deaths of children there were broken

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down by region, expressed by (a) the percentage of population and (b) the total number, in descending order for the latest year for which figures are available. [30603]

Ruth Kelly: The information requested falls within the responsibility of the National Statistician. I have asked him to reply.

Letter from Len Cook to Chris Ruane, dated 30 January 2002:



Deaths from accidents(29), persons aged 0–15(30) by Government Office Region, England(31), 2000(32)
Number and rate per 100,000 population(33)

Government office regionNumber of deathsRate per 100,000 population aged 0–15 years
Yorkshire and the Humber454.4
West Midlands413.7
East Midlands303.6
North West513.6
South West303.2
North East152.9
London422.8
South East432.6
East272.5

(29) International Classification of Diseases, Ninth Revision, codes E800-E949

(30) Excludes deaths under 28 days

(31) Residents only

(32) Data are for occurrences of death per calendar year

(33) To facilitate comparison between areas the figures are presented as a rate per 100,000 population resident in the area, rather than as a percentage, because of small numbers of events

Source:

Office for National Statistics


Low Pay

Chris Ruane: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) how many adults aged over 25 years were on low rates of pay by region, expressed as (a) a percentage and (b) the total number, ranked in descending order according to percentages for the latest date for which figures are available; [30580]

Ruth Kelly: The information requested falls within the responsibility of the National Statistician. I have asked him to reply.

Letter from Len Cook to Chris Ruane, dated 30 January 2002:


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Divorce

Chris Ruane: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many children there were whose parents are divorced by region expressed (a) as a percentage of all children and (b) the total number, in descending order according to percentage for the latest year in which figures are available. [30600]

Ruth Kelly: The information requested falls within the responsibility of the National Statistician. I have asked him to reply.

Letter from Len Cook to Chris Ruane, dated 30 January 2002:



Dependent children(33) living in divorced lone parent families(34)
Thousand

Government office region/countryNumber of childrenPercentage of UK total
United Kingdom, 2000
North West118.113.7
London111.412.9
South East105.612.2
West Midlands82.49.5
Yorkshire and the Humber80.59.3
East of England69.98.1
South West63.47.3
Wales61.77.1
Scotland55.66.4
East Midland54.36.3
North East44.05.1
Northern Ireland16.61.9
United Kingdom863.5100

Source:

Labour Force Survey 2000


Illness

Chris Ruane: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many people had a limiting long standing illness or disability by region expressed as (a) a percentage and (b) the total number, ranked in descending order according to percentage figures for the latest year in which figures are available. [30581]

Ruth Kelly: The information requested falls within the responsibility of the National Statistician. I have asked him to reply.

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Letter from Len Cook to Chris Ruane, dated 30 January 2002:



Persons who reported limiting long standing illness by Government Office Region (a) percentages (b) numbers ranked in descending order
Great Britain: 2000

Government office Region/County(a) Percentage reporting limiting long standing illness(b) Number reporting limiting long standing illness (000s)Weighted base (000s) = 100% (total number of people in each region)
North East236522,783
Merseyside233141,342
Yorkshire and the Humber211,0725,113
South West211,0224,925
Wales205842,908
North West201,1195,688
Scotland199714,999
East Midlands186643,754
West Midlands178915,161
East of England178585,129
London161,1437,121
South East161,2537,943
All England188,98748,960
Great Britain1910,54256,866

Notes:

Published data from the General Household Survey (Table 7.10 Living in Britain 2000).

Weighted bases shown here differ slightly from the published table because the published table includes two other measures of self-reported sickness. Bases for each measure differ because of the varying number of "no answers" to each measure. In these instances, the smallest base only is shown.

Percentages are based on data weighted to compensate for differential non response. The weighted figures give a grossed up population estimate.

Figures for Scotland and Wales are included in the ranked list, an overall figure for England is given separately.



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