Abortions, by State

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This chart shows data for 1992. This is the most recent data available at this writing (early 1997).

In this chart:

Abortions
total number of legal abortions
Per births
number of abortions for every 1000 live births
Per women
number of abortions for every 1000 women between the ages of 15 and 44
State Abortions Per births Per women
Alabama 13,358 215 14
Alaska 1,783 152 12
Arizona 14,353 209 17
Arkansas 5,675 163 11
California 338,700 564 47
Colorado 10,607 195 13
Connecticut 17,762 373 24
Delaware 5,601 526 34
Dist. of Columbia 17,698 Note 1Note 2
Florida 69,285 362 25
Georgia 38,052 343 23
Hawaii 5,954 300 23
Idaho 1,378 80 6
Illinois 56,552 295 21
Indiana 12,983 154 10
Iowa 6,759 176 11
Kansas 10,385 274 19
Kentucky 8,696 162 10
Louisiana 12,423 176 12
Maine 3,226 201 11
Maryland 19,860 255 17
Massachusetts 34,527 396 24
Michigan 34,496 242 16
Minnesota 15,546 237 15
Mississippi 7,555 177 12
Missouri 13,390 176 11
Montana 2,869 250 16
Nebraska 5,637 242 16
Nevada 8,022 357 26
New Hampshire 3,129 196 12
New Jersey 38,168 318 21
New Mexico 5,624 202 16
New York 164,274 582 39
--City 114,700 909
--State 49,574 318
North Carolina 35,253 339 22
North Dakota 1,493 169 11
Ohio 36,019 222 14
Oklahoma 9,881 208 14
Oregon 12,685 302 19
Pennsylvania 49,042 300 18
Rhode Island 6,667 460 29
South Carolina 11,008 196 13
South Dakota 1,038 94 7
Tennessee 18,029 245 15
Texas 91,113 284 22
Utah 3,941 106 9
Vermont 2,778 359 20
Virginia 29,641 306 19
Washington 27,573 347 23
West Virginia 2,812 127 7
Wisconsin 15,549 220 14
Wyoming 296 44 3
Total 1,359,145 335 23

Note 1: The CDC does not give the exact number, but simply states that in DC there are more abortions than live births.

Note2: The CDC does not give the exact number, but states that in DC there are more than 100 abortions per 1000 women aged 15 to 44.


Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. CDC Surveillance Summaries, May 3, 1996. MMWR 1996;45 (No. SS-3), page 6.
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Posted 16 Sep 2000.

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