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113. Abortions, by Selected Characteristics

[Number of abortions from surveys conducted by source; characteristics from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control's (CDC) annual abortion surveillance summaries, with adjustments for changes in States reporting data to the CDC each year]

 
Number (1,000) Number (1,000) Percent distribution Percent distribution Abortion ratio 1 Abortion ratio 1 Abortion ratio 1
Characteristic
1980 1981 1982 1983 1 1984 1985 1986 1 1987 1988 1989 1 1990 1991 1992 1993 1 1994 1 1995 1996 1997 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1 1994 1 1995 1996 1997 1985 1986 1 1987 1988 1989 1 1990 1991 1992 1993 1 1994 1 1995 1996 1997
 
    Total abortions 1,554 1,577 1,574 1,575 1,577 1,589 1,574 1,559 1,591 1,567 1,609 1,557 1,529 1,500 1,431 1,364 1,366 _______ 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 297 294 288 286 275 280 275 275 274 260 260 260 _______
 
Age of woman:
  Less than 15 years old 15 15 15 16 17 17 16 14 14 13 13 12 13 12 12 11 10 _______ 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 _______ 624 605 578 553 523 515 502 511 493 489 480 494 _______
  15 to 19 years old 445 433 419 411 399 399 389 382 393 371 351 314 295 289 276 264 264 _______ 25 25 25 24 22 20 19 19 19 19 19 _______ 462 457 449 444 418 403 379 370 365 354 348 351 _______
  20 to 24 years old 549 555 552 548 551 548 531 518 520 509 532 533 526 514 478 442 434 _______ 34 33 33 33 33 34 34 34 33 32 32 _______ 328 328 327 327 318 328 330 333 335 327 317 315 _______
  25 to 29 years old 304 316 326 328 332 336 339 337 347 345 360 348 341 332 316 308 318 _______ 22 22 22 22 22 22 22 22 22 23 23 _______ 219 219 216 218 213 224 224 228 231 228 225 228 _______
  30 to 34 years old 153 167 168 172 176 181 186 192 197 203 216 213 213 211 205 196 195 _______ 12 12 12 13 13 14 14 14 14 14 14 _______ 203 201 197 194 189 196 192 192 189 184 179 179 _______
  35 to 39 years old 67 70 73 78 82 87 92 93 96 99 108 107 110 111 111 110 112 _______ 6 6 6 6 7 7 7 7 8 8 8 _______ 280 277 265 254 244 249 241 239 234 227 220 216 _______
  40 years old and over 21 21 21 21 20 21 21 23 24 26 29 29 31 31 32 32 33 _______ 1 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 _______ 409 381 374 361 350 354 339 338 329 322 310 301 _______
 
 
Race of woman:
  White 1,094 1,108 1,095 1,084 1,087 1,076 1,045 1,017 1,026 1,006 1,039 982 944 911 861 820 800 _______ 66 65 65 64 65 63 62 61 60 60 59 _______ 265 259 252 250 236 241 233 229 225 217 210 206 _______
  Black and other 460 470 479 491 491 513 529 542 565 561 570 574 585 589 570 544 566 _______ 34 35 36 36 35 37 38 39 40 40 41 _______ 397 398 393 389 394 396 398 405 412 412 409 412 _______
 
Marital status of woman: 2
  Married 320 299 300 295 287 281 279 275 277 270 341 271 311 251 235 269 272 _______ 18 18 17 17 21 17 20 17 16 20 20 _______ 88 88 87 87 83 102 86 98 85 81 93 94 _______
  Unmarried 1,234 1,279 1,274 1,280 1,290 1,307 1,295 1,284 1,314 1,297 1,268 1,285 1,218 1,249 1,196 1,095 1,094 _______ 82 82 83 83 79 83 80 83 84 80 80 _______ 605 589 571 556 533 521 512 499 497 485 466 466 _______
 
Number of prior live births:
  None 900 912 903 890 877 872 854 821 814 791 780 724 691 686 654 614 599 _______ 54 53 51 51 49 46 45 46 46 45 44 _______ 358 353 341 333 319 316 303 298 297 287 277 273 _______
  1 305 312 321 329 339 349 352 360 379 376 396 398 396 391 372 359 369 _______ 22 23 24 24 25 26 26 26 26 26 27 _______ 219 220 222 227 220 230 231 233 233 227 223 226 _______
  2 216 220 222 228 234 240 240 248 262 261 280 281 281 271 258 248 250 _______ 15 16 17 17 17 18 18 18 18 18 18 _______ 288 285 285 288 279 292 294 299 297 291 285 284 _______
  3 83 85 82 83 83 85 86 88 93 94 102 105 105 102 98 95 96 _______ 5 6 6 6 6 7 7 7 7 7 7 _______ 281 279 276 276 266 279 285 290 289 288 284 284 _______
  4 or more 51 49 46 45 44 43 42 43 43 45 50 50 57 50 49 48 50 _______ 3 3 3 3 3 3 4 3 3 4 4 _______ 230 225 224 213 210 223 218 244 227 229 228 236 _______
 
Number of prior induced abortions:
  None 1,043 1,023 994 964 948 944 922 901 908 879 891 840 810 791 752 721 715 _______ 59 58 57 56 55 54 53 53 53 53 52 _______ (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) _______
  1 373 390 398 406 414 416 417 416 429 429 443 437 431 426 404 383 382 _______ 27 27 27 27 28 28 28 28 28 28 28 _______ (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) _______
  2 or more 138 165 182 205 216 228 236 242 254 259 275 279 288 283 276 260 268 _______ 15 16 16 17 17 18 19 19 19 19 20 _______ (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) _______
 
Weeks of gestation:
  Less than 9 weeks 800 810 806 792 813 779 811 792 800 803 817 805 799 778 760 728 739 _______ 52 51 50 51 51 52 52 52 53 53 54 _______ (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) _______
  9 to 10 weeks 417 424 420 424 425 425 416 417 424 412 418 399 378 370 338 317 310 _______ 26 27 27 26 26 26 25 25 24 23 23 _______ (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) _______
  11 to 12 weeks 202 204 205 210 201 211 193 194 198 192 199 188 182 180 161 153 154 _______ 12 13 12 12 12 12 12 12 11 11 11 _______ (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) _______
  13 weeks or more 136 139 143 149 138 173 154 156 168 159 175 164 171 172 172 166 163 _______ 10 10 11 10 11 11 11 11 12 12 12 _______ (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) _______


NA Not available or not applicable.
1 Number of abortions per 1,000 abortions and live births. Live births are those which occurred from July 1 of year shown through June 30 of the following year (to match time of conception with abortions).
2 Separated women included with married.

Source of Tables 112 and 113: 1975 1988, S.K. Henshaw and J. Van Vort, eds., Abortion Factbook, 1992 Edition: Readings, Trends, and State and Local Data to 1988, The Alan Guttmacher Institute, New York, NY, 1992 (copyright); S.K. Henshaw and J. Van Vort, Abortion Services in the United States, 1991 and 1992; Family Perspectives, 26:100, 1994; and unpublished data. http://www.jstor.ac.uk/journals/00147354.html



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These tables are based on figures supplied by the United States Census Bureau, U.S. Department of Commerce and are subject to revision by the Census Bureau.

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