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Elective abortions performed in Catalonia. By age groups and marital status

Elective abortions performed in Catalonia. By age groups and marital status Catalonia. 2017
Single Married Widow/Div./Sep. Total
Under 15 years 78 0 0 79
From 15 to 19 years 1,870 31 2 1,912
From 20 to 24 years 3,888 260 51 4,232
From 25 to 29 years 3,339 622 146 4,148
From 30 to 34 years 2,447 1,120 304 3,922
From 35 to 39 years 1,772 1,382 481 3,700
From 40 to 44 years 604 652 282 1,566
From 45 years and over 36 63 28 127
Total 14,034 4,130 1,294 19,686
Percentage 71.30 21.00 6.60 100.00
Source: Ministry of Health. The Register of Voluntary Pregnancy Terminations.
Note: From 2010, the sum of age groups by marital status may not correspond with the total, because it does not include women whose marital status is not documented.

Date published: November 16, 2018.

Methodological note

The information on legally performed abortions in Catalonia comes from the data collected by the Register of Elective Abortions, created by the Ministry of Health in 1987. This register systematically complies all operations performed in the centres certified for this health procedure that fall under the circumstances set out in the current legal regulations.

This information is processed on a quarter-over-quarter basis by the Spanish Ministry of Health, Social Services and Equality, which produces the statistics on legal abortions corresponding to Spain as a whole. Concurrently, this ministry provides the Ministry of Health with the data on abortions by women residents of Catalonia carried out in the other autonomous communities of Spain, thus completing the information regarding all women residents of Catalonia.