The ABC’s Vital Statistics data analysis tool has revealed the importance of vital statistics, and where the numbers really matter.
Key facts: In NSW, the most important statistic is the rate of pregnancy loss, which means that if a woman loses her pregnancy at 20 weeks she has a 95 per cent chance of conceiving a baby.
In Queensland, the second most important stat is the number of live births per 1000 women aged 15 years and over.
In Victoria, the third most important is the proportion of women aged 45 years and older who have had at least one live birth.
Source: ABC Vital Statistics, Vital Statistics: NSW, Queensland, Victoria, ACT Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) Vital Statistics (Vital Statistics) data table (vitalstats.abs.gov.au) The data shows that while NSW is the most vital state for women aged 25-34, Queensland is second, with a higher rate of women who have lost their pregnancies at 20-24 weeks.
In the ACT, the fifth most vital, Queensland has the highest rate of miscarriages.
The ABC also found that Victoria is the least vital state.
In NSW and Queensland, there are a number of factors that affect a woman’s chance of getting pregnant, including: age