Table 1

Absolute rate of teenage conception across time

YearAbsolute rate of teenage conception, n (%)Total number of conceptions in the sampleAnnual percentage change in teenage conception (year 1; %)Absolute rate of teenage conception in the unskilled occupational social class, n (%)Absolute rate of teenage conception in the professional occupational social class, n (%)Absolute difference between the unskilled and professional social class (%)Denominator for Social Class based on Occupation*
1950–19541027 (18.3)55976.06145 (3.5)6 (0.1)3.44116
1955–19591276 (19.7)64684.76204 (3.4)12 (0.2)3.55923
1960–19641519 (24.8)612410.37206 (3.7)26 (0.5)3.25502
1965–19692149 (34.4)6242−1.20290 (5.4)36 (0.7)4.75393
1970–19742046 (33.6)60912.94309 (5.7)23 (0.4)5.35376
1975–19792287 (25.0)91410.82131 (3.9)10 (0.3)3.63395
1980–19842362 (20.5)11 507−1.34187 (2.4)16 (0.2)2.27633
1985–19892235 (17.8)12 556−1.24230 (2.3)13 (0.1)2.210 184
1990–19942124 (15.8)13 483−6.06179 (1.8)12 (0.1)1.79846
1995–19991609 (14.6)11 002−3.17137 (1.6)10 (0.1)1.58358
2000–20041405 (14.3)98283.10121 (1.8)9 (0.1)1.76568
2005–20101623 (12.0)13 499110 (1.0)14 (0.1)0.910 628
  • *The denominator differed from the total number of conceptions due to missing values in the Social Class based on Occupation.