Teenage pregnancy and deprivation

BMJ 1995; 310 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.310.6976.398b (Published 11 February 1995) Cite this as: BMJ 1995;310:398
  1. C Boulton-Jones,
  2. G McIl Waine,
  3. K McInneny
  1. Health information scientist Consultant in public health (women's health) Department of Public Health, Greater Glasgow Health Board, Glasgow
  2. Health information scientist Common Services Agency, Information and Statistics Division, Edinburgh

    EDITOR,—Philip McLoone and F A Boddy highlight the differences in mortality experienced by residents of areas characterised by different degrees of deprivation.1 Using the same classification as part of a needs assessment of teenage pregnancy (Scottish needs assessment programme), we have studied conception rates among teenagers and the outcome of these pregnancies in relation to deprivation.

    The conception rate among teenagers in Scotland rose from 40/1000 teenagers in 1983 to …

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