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Scarborough Whitby and Filey has Highest Rate of Teen Pregnancies in North Yorkshire

Scarborough Whitby and Filey has Highest Rate of Teen Pregnancies in North Yorkshire

Published by the Yorkshire Coast Radio News Team at 7:24am 1st March 2012.

There are still more teenage girls getting pregnant in Scarborough than anywhere else in North Yorkshire.

New figures show 63 girls under-18 got pregnant in 2010.

But the rate of pregnancies dropped by 17.3% on 2009 and 40.8% since 1998 when the figures were first recorded.

Carly Walker works for North Yorkshire County Council's Children and Young People Service.

She has a surprising fact about under-16s in the county.

 

You can see how the figures have come down in Scarborough, Whitby and Filey in the table below:

Year Number of Pregnancies (under-18s) Percentage of Pregnancies that were Aborted
1998 111 38.7%
1999 99 30.3%
2000 100 41%
2001 105 46.7%
2002 89 38.2%
2003 102 36.3%
2004 93 40.9%
2005 92 41.3%
2006 77 41.6%
2007 95 38.9%
2008 98 41.8%
2009 81 35.8%
2010 63 31.7%




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