Therapeutic Abortion Survey

Summary of changes

Activity on this program started: 1970

Reference period of change - 2006

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.

Reference period of change - 2005

As of 2005, no marital status data are reported anywhere.

Reference period of change - 2004

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.

Reference period of change - 2003

In 2003, only 3% of total records (hospital and clinic abortions) contain a known marital status.

Reference period of change - 2001

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.

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