Vital events. Spontaneous and induced abortions
Statistical activity code: 30203
Spontaneous and other abortions by age of woman, county and number of previous live births
Induced abortions by age of woman, county and number of previous live births
Classification of Estonian administrative units and settlements (EHAK)
Abortion – termination (spontaneous or induced) of pregnancy.
Abortion rate — the annual number of induced abortions per number of women in reproductive age. The annual number of induced abortions is divided by the mean annual number of women in reproductive age (aged 15–49) and multiplied by 1,000.
Abortion ratio — the annual number of induced abortions per number of live births. The annual number of induced abortions is divided by the number of live births and multiplied by 100.
Age – the age of the person stated in full years at the time of the event, i.e. the age at last birthday.
Induced abortion – voluntary or medically indicated termination of pregnancy.
Medically-indicated termination of pregnancy — termination of pregnancy, performed for medical reasons before week 22 of pregnancy (ICD-10 code O04).
Other abortion — includes pregnancies with abortive outcomes, such as hydatidiform mole and missed abortion (ICD-10 codes O01, O02, O05, O06).
Place of residence — the area or settlement where the person lives permanently or most of the time.
Spontaneous abortion — non-induced abortion (ICD-10 code O03).
Spontaneous and other abortion – loss of pregnancy through spontaneous or other abortion.
Voluntary termination of pregnancy — legal termination of pregnancy, performed at the request of the pregnant woman before week 12 of pregnancy (ICD-10 code O04).
Abortions registered in health care institutions in Estonia, whereby the woman is a permanent resident of Estonia
Data from the Estonian Abortion Registry and the Population Register for Statistical Purpose.
Estonia as a whole
DIRECTLY APPLICABLE LEGAL ACTS
Regulation (EU) No 1260/2013 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 20 November 2013 on European demographic statistics (Text with EEA relevance)
Regulation (EU) No 205/2014 of 4 March 2014 laying down uniformed conditions for the implementation of Regulation (EU) No 1260/2013 of the European Parliament and the Council on European demographic statistics, as regards breakdowns of data, deadlines and data revisions
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Data are published in the statistical database at https://andmed.stat.ee/en/stat under the subject area “Population / Vital events / Spontaneous and induced abortions” in the following tables:
RV18: Induced abortions by age of woman and number of previous live births
RV182: Induced abortions by age of woman and number of previous live births. Estonians
RV184: Induced abortions by number of previous live births and county.
Discontinued datasets “Discontinued datasets / Population. Archive / Vital events. Archive”:
RV174: Abortions (1970-2019)
RV175: Abortions. Estonians (2000-2019)
RV176: Abortions by age of woman and number of previous live births (2000-2019)
RV178: Abortions by number of previous births and county (2000-2019).
Data serve as input for statistical activity 50101 “Regional development”.
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Use of administrative data ensures complete coverage and timeliness.
The use of internationally common methodology allows for the comparison of data collected under the regulation.
The data on abortions are compiled using the same basic data and uniform data processing methodology. This will ensure comparability of data in the country by administrative units. The most detailed data are available for the counties.
Until 2019, the Estonian Abortion Registry collected non-personal data. Until that time, an event was classified as having happened in Estonia, if the woman claimed to be a resident of Estonia. Starting from 2020, the registry collects personal data and an event is classified as having happened in Estonia, if, based on the statistical population register, the woman was a resident of Estonia at the end or at the beginning of the reference period.
The common methodology is used to process raw data of all vital events (statistical activities 30201 “Vital events. Marriages”, 30202 “Vital events. Divorces”, 30203 “Vital events. Abortion”, 30204 “Vital events. Migration”, 30205 “Vital events. Deaths and causes of death”, 30206 “Vital events. Births”), which will ensure comparability of the data. Data related to a person (e.g. place of residence, marital status, nationality, country of birth, citizenship, education) are calculated once and linked to the table of the respective event in the database.
Data related to a person (place of residence, nationality) are calculated once and linked to the table of the respective event in the database to ensure comparability of the data. Statistical indicators in the table form groups of characteristics that are comparable across tables.
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Data from the Estonian Abortion Registry
DATA FROM OTHER STATISTICAL ACTIVITIES
Data from statistical activity 30101 “Population”.
Data from the Estonian Abortion Registry are received via X-Road.
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