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Table 1 Background characteristics of pregnancies ending in births and induced abortions in Finland 1996-2006

From: Use of psychotropic drugs before pregnancy and the risk for induced abortion: population-based register-data from Finland 1996-2006

  All pregnancies First pregnancies
  Births Induced abortions Induced abortions, % Births Induced abortions Induced abortions, %
N 622 671 114 518 15.5 197 120 45 964 18.9
Age
Less than 20 17 517 24 798 58.5 13 202 21 016 61.3
20-24 103 343 27 997 21.3 51 647 14 801 22.2
25-29 199 249 21 532 9.7 73 937 6 073 7.6
30-34 188 793 18 989 9.1 42 969 2 574 5.6
35-39 92 810 14 646 13.5 13 235 1 120 7.7
40 or more 20 959 6 556 23.5 2 130 380 14.8
Marital status
Married 376 705 23 931 5.9 95 184 1 373 1.4
Cohabiting 150 070 18 779 11.1 62 148 5 530 8.1
Single 85 033 71 805 45.7 35 675 39 061 52.2
Previous births
0 257 119 58 791 18.6 - - -
1 206 033 20 385 9.0 - - -
2 97 137 21 717 18.2 - - -
3 or more 61 023 13 625 18.2 - - -
Previous induced abortions
0 542 605 79 404 12.7 - - -
1 or more 78 214 35 092 30.8 - - -
Socioeconomic position
Upper-white collar w. 108 957 6 270 5.4 37 597 1 632 4.1
Lower-white collar w. 236 149 23 341 9.0 69 481 5 446 7.3
Blue-collar worker 95 751 15 464 13.9 27 529 4 026 12.7
Student 55 481 28 442 33.8 28 769 20 908 42.0
Other 126 333 41 001 24.4 33 744 13 952 29.1
  1. Excluding 2711 and 704 induced abortions due to fetal reasons.