HC Deb 15 September 2004 vol 424 cc1642-3W
Jane Griffiths

To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many ectopic pregnancies there were per 1,000 population for each major ethnic group in the last year for which figures are available. [187014]

Dr. Ladyman

The table shows the number of hospital episodes for ectopic pregnancies and the number of hospital deliveries, 2002–03. The information is taken from the hospital episode statistics (HES).

Ectopic pregnancies, national health service hospitals, England. Number of hospital episodes for ectopic pregnancy and number of hospital deliveries, 2002–03
Number of ectopic pregnancies Number of deliveries Percentage
Asian 286 34,438 0.83
Black 447 22,206 2.01
Chinese and other 164 11,508 1.43
Mixed 69 3,554 1.94
White 4,819 306,830 1.57
Not given 3,022 168,036 1.80
Total 8,870 546,572 1.62
Figures have not been adjusted for shortfalls in data (i.e. the data are ungrossed). Ethnicity data on HES should be used with care and may not yet be robust enough to support analysis of ethnic differences.