Abortions, by State, 2003

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This chart shows data for 2003. This is the latest data available from the government as of November 2006.

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

State Abortions Per births Per women
Alabama 10,979 184 12
Alaska 1,806 179 13
Arizona 10,316 113 9
Arkansas 5,408 143 10
California * * *
Colorado 8,952 142 10
Connecticut 12,404 289 17
Delaware 4,178 369 24
Dist. of Columbia 5,121 672 36
Florida 88,247 416 26
Georgia 34,363 253 18
Hawaii 3,608 199 14
Idaho 911 42 3
Illinois 42,247 231 16
Indiana 11,458 133 9
Iowa 5,916 155 10
Kansas 11,600 294 20
Kentucky 3,621 66 4
Louisiana 10,642 164 11
Maine 2,550 184 10
Maryland 11,485 153 10
Massachusetts 25,741 321 18
Michigan 29,540 225 14
Minnesota 14,091 201 13
Mississippi 3,753 89 6
Missouri 8,350 108 7
Montana 2,213 194 12
Nebraska 3,990 154 11
Nevada 9,323 277 20
New Hampshire * * *
New Jersey 32,762 280 18
New Mexico 5,832 210 15
New York 124,957 509 30
--City 90,820 758
--State 34,137 272
North Carolina 31,006 262 17
North Dakota 1,354 170 10
Ohio 35,319 236 15
Oklahoma 6,644 130 9
Oregon 12,622 275 17
Pennsylvania 36,908 253 15
Rhode Island 5,538 419 24
South Carolina 6,573 118 7
South Dakota 819 74 5
Tennessee 17,610 223 14
Texas 79,166 210 16
Utah 3,576 72 7
Vermont 1,679 255 13
Virginia 26,437 261 17
Washington 25,084 312 19
West Virginia * * *
Wisconsin 10,557 151 9
Wyoming 7
Total 848,163 241 16

* California and New Hampshire quit reporting abortion statistics in 1998. West Virginia quit reporting in 2002. Alaska and Oklahoma quit reporting in 1998 but have since resumed.


Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. CDC Surveillance Summaries, Novembeer 24, 2006. Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR), 2006;55 (No. SS-11).


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Posted 28 May 2007.

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