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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. 2020
Single Married Widow/Div./Sep. Total
Under 15 years 41 1 1 44
From 15 to 19 years 1,782 23 3 1,824
From 20 to 24 years 3,915 270 41 4,255
From 25 to 29 years 3,548 634 160 4,397
From 30 to 34 years 2,554 1,092 299 4,007
From 35 to 39 years 1,689 1,314 387 3,473
From 40 to 44 years 624 705 273 1,645
From 45 years and over 57 75 22 155
Total 14,210 4,114 1,186 19,800
Percentage (%) 71.80 20.80 6.00 100.00
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.

Last update: December 16, 2021.

Statistics EIVE

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.