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Term: Sterilization

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Last Updated: 2006-02-15


This is the rate of sterilization surgery (tubal ligation for females; vasectomy for males) over a five year period per 1,000 area residents. Values are adjusted to reflect the 20-55 year old population of Manitoba (males and females combined). Vasectomies are defined by physician tariff code 4241 in physician claims, or ICD-9-CM procedure code 63.7 in any procedure field in hospitalizations. Tubal ligations are defined by ICD-9-CM procedure codes 66.2 or 66.3 in any procedure field of hospitalizations.

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