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Table B-2
Characteristics of Reported Induced Abortions
in Michigan, 1985 - 2012

Reported Abortions 1985 1990 1995 2000 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
All Reported Occurrences 42,678 36,183 31,091 26,807 29,231 29,540 26,269 25,209 25,636 24,683 25,970 22,357 23,307 23,366 23,230
All Reported Abortions to Residents 41,400 34,655 29,751 26,027 28,229 28,584 25,512 24,496 24,905 24,006 25,164 21,804 22,754 22,826 22,699
Percent of All Occurrences 97.0 95.8 95.7 97.1 96.6 96.8 97.1 97.2 97.1 97.3 96.9 97.5 97.6 97.7 97.7
Reported Abortion Ratio 302.6 226.4 221.7 191.3 220.7 219.5 199.1 193.8 197.3 194.8 208.7 188.3 198.3 199.9 198.8
Selected Characteristics
of Michigan Residents
                             
Age of Woman                              
Under 20 Years 12,666 8,754 6,393 4,992 4,932 5,033 4,642 4,575 4,582 4,437 4,777 4,105 3,964 3,595 3,066
Percent 30.6 24.2 21.5 19.2 17.5 17.6 18.2 18.7 18.4 18.5 19.0 18.8 17.4 15.7 13.5
20 - 24 Years 14,070 11,421 9,901 8,305 9,409 9,379 8,098 7,986 8,044 7,820 8,224 7,274 7,618 8,084 8,130
Percent 34.0 31.6 33.3 31.9 33.3 32.8 31.7 32.6 32.3 32.6 32.7 33.4 33.5 35.4 35.8
25 - 29 Years 8,049 7,234 6,429 6,098 6,463 6,574 5,823 5,520 5,719 5,522 5,729 4,950 5,157 5,276 5,422
Percent 19.4 20.0 21.6 23.4 22.9 23.0 22.8 22.5 23.0 23.0 22.8 22.7 22.7 23.1 23.9
30 Years + 6,511 7,190 6,967 6,484 7,306 7,456 6,855 6,396 6,543 6,218 6,429 5,465 6,003 6,003 6,035
Percent 15.7 19.9 23.4 24.9 25.9 26.1 26.9 26.1 26.3 25.9 25.5 25.1 26.4 26.3 26.6
Marital Status                              
Not Married 34,119 28,119 24,895 21,793 23,911 24,169 21,789 21,165 21,620 21,162 22,395 19,500 20,324 20,460 20,285
Percent 82.4 81.1 83.7 83.7 84.7 84.6 85.4 86.4 86.8 88.2 89.0 89.4 89.3 89.6 89.4
Had Previous Term Pregnancy 19,804 17,842 16,523 15,501 17,857 17,662 15,388 14,575 14,841 14,280 15,360 13,064 13,693 14,062 13,165
Percent 47.8 51.5 55.5 59.6 63.3 61.8 60.3 59.5 59.6 59.5 61.0 59.9 60.2 61.6 58.0
Previous Induced Abortion                              
None 24,650 19,180 15,392 13,354 14,275 14,703 13,266 12,494 12,777 12,491 13,080 11,233 11,311 11,351 11,116
Percent 59.5 55.3 51.7 51.3 50.6 51.4 52.0 51.0 51.3 52.0 52.0 51.5 49.7 49.7 49.0
Two or More 6,033 5,765 6,062 5,845 6,601 6,515 5,695 5,599 5,622 5,399 5,678 4,919 5,508 5,491 5,754
Percent 14.6 16.6 20.4 22.5 23.4 22.8 22.3 22.9 22.6 22.5 22.6 22.6 24.2 24.1 25.3

Note:  Term pregnancies are those which lasted 37 weeks or longer, regardless of the outcome.  Abortion ratio is per 1,000 live births.  
Source:  1985 - 2012 Files of Induced Abortions Occurring in Michigan, Division for Vital Records & Health Statistics, Michigan Department of Community Health.

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