Therapeutic Abortion Survey
Summary of changes
Activity on this program started: 1970
Data accuracy - Because four clinics did not respond to the Therapeutic Abortion Survey in 2006, there is a significant under coverage of induced abortions performed in clinics.
As of 2005, no marital status data are reported anywhere.
In 2004, only Manitoba hospitals submitted marital status for January to March of 2004. As of April 2004, all Manitoba data were downloaded from the Discharge Abstract Database.
In 2003, only 3% of total records (hospital and clinic abortions) contain a known marital status.
Data sources - As of data year 2001, information on marital status is significantly reduced. The Discharge Abstract Database, the major source for hospital abortion data, no longer collects marital status as of fiscal 2001/2002. As well, detailed records from Quebec no longer contain this information.