Child Maltreatment Surveillance Indicator Framework

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Percentage (%) of first-born live births to mothers under the age of 20, Canada, 2015
0.00.51.01.52.02.53.03.54.04.55.05.5Total populationTotal populationPercentage (%)Total population: 5.3%Legend
Percentage (%) of first-born live births to mothers under the age of 20, Canada, 2015
Total populationPercentage (%)95% CI
Total population5.3- - -

Source: Canadian Vital Statistics - Birth Database 2015

Notes: Excludes Quebec

Measure Description

DefinitionPercentage (%) of first-born live births to mothers under the age of 20, in a given year. Live birth is defined as the complete expulsion or extraction from its mother of a product of conception, irrespective of the duration of the pregnancy, which, after such separation, breathes or shows any other evidence of life, such as beating of the heart, pulsation of the umbilical cord, or definite movement of voluntary muscles, whether or not the umbilical cord has been cut or the placenta is attached
Data SourceCVSB (2016)
Data AvailableTotal population
Estimate CalculationNumerator: Number of first-born live births to mothers before the age of 20; Denominator: Number of first-born live births, all new mothers
Additional RemarksIn multiple births, only the first one is counted as the first-born


Suggested Citation

Centre for Surveillance and Applied Research, Public Health Agency of Canada. Child Maltreatment Surveillance Indicator Framework (CMSIF) Data Tool, 2020 Edition. Public Health Infobase. Ottawa (ON): Public Health Agency of Canada, 2020.

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