Table 2

Abortion rates by age group in Natsal-2, Natsal-3 and FECOND, compared with national statistics.

Routine dataSurvey dataReporting completeness
SurveyRateN*Rate (95% CI)% (95% CI)
Natsal-215.88813.5 (10.5 to 17.3)86 (67 to 110)
Natsal-316.69612.0 (9.6 to 14.9)72 (58 to 90)
FECOND17.95011.8 (8.6 to 16.0)66 (48 to 89)
  • Survey data from Natsal-2 are compared with routine data from 1999; data from Natsal-3 are compared with routine data from 2009, data from FECOND are compared with routine data from 2009.

  • *Number in survey reporting an abortion aged 1 year younger than their current age.

  • FECOND, French Fertility, Contraception and Sexual Dysfunction Survey; Natsal, National Survey of Sexual Attitudes and Lifestyles.