Map of Simcoe Muskoka

Pregnancy and Before

Pregnancy Rate

Teen Pregnancies


Pregnancy rate is the number of pregnancies including live births, still births and therapeutic abortions per 1,000 women per year. The number of live births per 1,000 women is the fertility rate. The birth data on this page are from the Discharge Abstract Database (DAD) and represent hospital births only. Therapeutic abortion data come from the Therapeutic Abortion Summary.

The trends in pregnancy rates generally follow the trends in fertility rates since most pregnancies end in live births and the percentage that end in live births has remained relatively steady between 2006 and 2016. Women in the age groups with the highest pregnancy rates tend to have the highest percentages of pregnancies ending in live births. For 2006 to 2016 combined, 87.8% of all pregnancies among 30 to 34 year old mothers ended in a live birth, while 81.2% ended in a live birth for mothers 25 to 29 years of age.

Women aged 30-34 years have the highest pregnancy rates of all age groups in Simcoe Muskoka at 128 pregnancies per 1000 women in 2016. The pregnancy rates among women aged 30-34, 35-39 and 40-44 have increased between 2006 and 2016 and the rates among women aged 15-19, 20-24 and 25-29 have decreased.


Teen Pregnancy Rate

The teen pregnancy rates in Simcoe Muskoka and Ontario have decreased by almost half between 2006 and 2016.  In 2016, there were 259 teen pregnancies in Simcoe Muskoka, for a rate of 16.1 per 1,000 women aged 15-19. Of these pregnancies, 40% ended in a live birth while 59% ended in a therapeutic abortion.