Table B-2
Characteristics of Reported Induced Abortions
in Michigan, 1985 - 2015

Reported Abortions 1985 1990 1995 2000 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015
All Reported Occurrences 42,678 36,183 31,091 26,807 25,209 25,636 24,683 25,970 22,357 23,307 23,366 23,230 26,120 27,629 27,151
All Reported Abortions to Residents 41,400 34,655 29,751 26,027 24,496 24,905 24,006 25,164 21,804 22,754 22,826 22,699 25,412 26,321 25,995
Percent of All Occurrences 97.0 95.8 95.7 97.1 97.2 97.1 97.3 96.9 97.5 97.6 97.7 97.7 97.3 95.3 95.7
Reported Abortion Ratio 302.6 226.4 221.7 191.3 193.8 197.3 191.8 207.6 185.9 198.3 199.9 201.4 223.4 231.4 227.1
Selected Characteristics of Michigan Residents                    
Age of Woman                              
Under 20 Years 12,666 8,754 6,393 4,992 4,575 4,582 4,437 4,777 4,105 3,964 3,595 3,066 3,106 2,883 2,568
Percent 30.6 25.3 21.5 19.2 18.7 18.4 18.5 19.0 18.8 17.4 15.7 13.5 12.2 11.0 9.9
20 - 24 Years 14,070 11,421 9,901 8,305 7,986 8,044 7,820 8,224 7,274 7,618 8,084 8,130 9,150 9,312 8,634
Percent 34.0 33.0 33.3 31.9 32.6 32.3 32.6 32.7 33.4 33.5 35.4 35.8 36.0 35.4 33.2
25 - 29 Years 8,049 7,234 6,429 6,098 5,520 5,719 5,522 5,729 4,950 5,157 5,276 5,422 6,093 6,689 7,258
Percent 19.4 20.9 21.6 23.4 22.5 23.0 23.0 22.8 22.7 22.7 23.1 23.9 24.0 25.4 27.9
30 Years + 6,511 7,190 6,967 6,484 6,396 6,543 6,218 6,429 5,465 6,003 5,828 6,035 7,016 7,357 7,463
Percent 15.7 20.7 23.4 24.9 26.1 26.3 25.9 25.5 25.1 26.4 25.5 26.6 27.6 28.0 28.7
Marital Status                              
Not Married 34,119 28,119 24,895 21,793 21,165 21,620 21,162 22,395 19,500 20,324 20,460 20,285 22,682 23,643 23,225
Percent 82.4 81.1 83.7 83.7 86.4 86.8 88.2 89.0 89.4 89.3 89.6 89.4 89.3 89.8 89.3
Had Previous Term Pregnancy 19,804 17,842 16,523 15,501 14,574 14,841 14,280 15,360 13,064 13,693 14,062 14,153 15,900 16,645 16,748
Percent 47.8 51.5 55.5 59.6 59.5 59.6 59.5 61.0 59.9 60.2 61.6 62.4 62.6 63.2 64.4
Previous Induced Abortion                              
None 24,650 19,180 15,392 13,354 12,494 12,777 12,491 13,080 11,233 11,311 11,351 11,116 12,435 12,929 12,970
Percent 59.5 55.3 51.7 51.3 51.0 51.3 52.0 52.0 51.5 49.7 49.7 49.0 48.9 49.1 49.9
Two or More 6,033 5,765 6,062 5,845 5,599 5,622 5,399 5,678 4,919 5,508 5,491 5,754 6,380 6,528 6,436
Percent 14.6 16.6 20.4 22.5 22.9 22.6 22.5 22.6 22.6 24.2 24.1 25.3 25.1 24.8 24.8

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 - 2015 Files of Induced Abortions Occurring in Michigan, Division for Vital Records & Health Statistics, Michigan Department of Health & Human Services.