Abortions, by State, 1999

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This chart shows data for 1999. This is the most recent data available from the federal government as of early 2003.

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 13.273 214 14
Alaska * * *
Arizona 10,765 133 11
Arkansas 5,755 157 11
California * * *
Colorado 5,017 81 6
Connecticut 12,958 299 19
Delaware 5,161 483 30
Dist. of Columbia 7,373 980 59
Florida 83,971 426 28
Georgia 33,095 261 18
Hawaii 4,404 258 18
Idaho 867 44 3
Illinois 45,924 252 17
Indiana 12,109 141 9
Iowa 6,106 163 10
Kansas 12,395 320 22
Kentucky 5,469 101 6
Louisiana 12,008 179 12
Maine 2,427 178 9
Maryland 11,164 155 9
Massachusetts 26,852 332 19
Michigan 26,207 196 12
Minnesota 14,342 217 14
Mississippi 3,878 91 6
Missouri 8,113 108 7
Montana 2,499 232 14
Nebraska 4,565 191 13
Nevada 5,807 198 15
New Hampshire * * *
New Jersey 35,126 308 20
New Mexico 5,098 187 14
New York 137,234 537 34
--City 102,334 858
--State 34,900 256
North Carolina 32,081 282 19
North Dakota 1,345 176 10
Ohio 37,041 243 15
Oklahoma * * *
Oregon 14,145 313 20
Pennsylvania 34,494 237 14
Rhode Island 5,004 405 23
South Carolina 7,687 140 9
South Dakota 740 70 5
Tennessee 16,924 218 14
Texas 80,739 231 18
Utah 3,381 73 7
Vermont 1,748 266 13
Virginia 27,354 287 17
Washington 25,523 321 20
West Virginia 2,498 121 7
Wisconsin 11,013 161 10
Wyoming 110 18 1
Total 861,789 256 17

* Four states quit reporting abortion statistics as of 1998.


Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. CDC Surveillance Summaries, Novembeer 29, 2002. Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR), 2002;51 (No. SS-09).


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Posted 17 Feb 2003.

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