Child Maltreatment Surveillance Indicator Framework

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Percentage (%) of first-born live births to mothers under the age of 20

Definition Percentage (%) 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 Source CVSB (2016)
Data Available Total population
Estimate Calculation Numerator: Number of first-born live births to mothers before the age of 20; Denominator: Number of first-born live births, all new mothers
Additional Remarks In multiple births, only the first one is counted as the first-born
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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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