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Indicator 3.7.2: Adolescent birth rate (aged 10–14 years; aged 15–19 years) per 1,000 women in that age group

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Live births per 1,000 women in age group

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This table provides metadata for the actual indicator available from UK statistics closest to the corresponding global SDG indicator. Please note that even when the global SDG indicator is fully available from UK statistics, this table should be consulted for information on national methodology and other UK-specific metadata information.

Indicator available

Age-specific fertility rates for women aged 10 to 14, 15 to 19 and under 20, 2000 to 2017

Indicator description
Geographical coverage

United Kingdom

Unit of measurement

Birth rate per 1,000 women in age group

Definitions
Available disaggregations
Calculations

Age specific fertility rates are calculated by dividing the number of live birth to mothers in each age group by the mid-year female population. Rates for women aged 10 to 14 are calculated using the female population aged 10 to 14, while rates for women aged 15 to 19 are calculated using the female population aged 15 to 19. Rates for women under 20 are calculated using the sum of the female population aged 10 to 14, and the sum of the female population aged 15 to 19.

Other information

For the 10 to 14 age group, rates were calculated using births to mothers aged 14 and under, as this was the most detailed data available, and therefore could potentially include births to mothers aged under 10. The potential number of these births cannot be revealed for confidentiality reasons. Data follows the UN specification for this indicator. This indicator has been identified in collaboration with topic experts.

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This table provides information on metadata for SDG indicators as defined by the UN Statistical Commission. Complete global metadata is provided by the UN Statistics Division.

Indicator name

3.7.2 Adolescent birth rate (aged 10-14 years; aged 15-19 years) per 1,000 women in that age group

Target name

3.7 By 2030, ensure universal access to sexual and reproductive health-care services, including for family planning, information and education, and the integration of reproductive health into national strategies and programmes

Global indicator description
UN designated tier

Tier I

UN custodian agency

Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA), United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA)

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Source 1

Organisation

Office for National Statistics (ONS)

Periodicity

Annual

Earliest available data

2000

Geographical coverage

United Kingdom

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Release date

10/01/2019

Next release

October- November 2019

Statistical classification

Official Statistic

Contact details

vsob@ons.gsi.gov.uk

Other information

Source 2

Organisation

Northern Ireland Statistics and Research Agency (NISRA)

Periodicity

Annual

Earliest available data

1974

Geographical coverage

Northern Ireland

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Release date

08/11/2018

Next release

NA

Statistical classification

Official Statistic

Contact details

info@nisra.gov.uk

Other information

Source 3

Organisation

National Records of Scotland (NRS)

Periodicity

Annual

Earliest available data

1945

Geographical coverage

Scotland

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Release date

25/09/2018

Next release

NA

Statistical classification

Official Statistic

Contact details

statisticscustomerservices@nrscotland.gov.uk

Other information

Note - It is not clear from the NRS data if the data is for only live births, or for live births and still births. The very small number of live births in Scotland where the age of the mother was not stated have been proportionately distributed across the ages based on Scottish data for that year.

Source 4

Organisation

Office for National Statistics (ONS)

Periodicity

Annual

Earliest available data

1838

Geographical coverage

United Kingdom

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Release date

28/06/2018

Next release

01/06/2019

Statistical classification

National Statistic

Contact details

pop.info@ons.gov.uk

Other information