Live Births to Women Reporting Prior Pregnancy Terminations
by Time Span Between Last and Current Termination and
Whether Prior Termination Resulted in a
Live Birth or a Fetal Death
Michigan Residents, 2015

Time Span
in Years
Total Prior Live Birth Other Prior
Termination
Number % Number % Number %
Total 74,116 100.0 58,800 100.0 15,316 100.0
< 1 3,755 5.1 1,103 1.9 2,652 17.3
1 - 2 21,663 29.2 15,212 25.9 6,451 42.1
2 - 3 17,223 23.2 15,001 25.5 2,222 14.5
3 - 5 16,367 22.1 14,495 24.7 1,872 12.2
5+ 15,108 20.4 12,989 22.1 2,119 13.8
Median Time Span: 3 yrs., 7 mos 3 yrs., 10 mos 2 yrs., 7 mos

 

Live Births to Women Reporting Prior Pregnancy Terminations
by Time Span Between Last and Current Termination,
Michigan Residents, 1970, 1980, 1990, 2000 and 2015

Time Span
in Years
1970 1980 1990 2000 2015
Number % Number % Number % Number % Number %
Total 108,516 100.0 86,418 100.0 67,462 100 86,507 100.0 74,116 100.0
< 1 3,960 3.6 3,148 3.6 2,883 4.3 3,461 4.0 3,755 5.1
1 - 2 34,715 32.0 27,756 32.1 21,796 32.3 24,959 28.9 21,663 29.2
2 - 3 26,589 24.5 21,079 24.4 16,013 23.7 20,616 23.8 17,223 23.2
3 - 5 25,784 23.8 19,498 22.6 14,718 21.8 19,858 23.0 16,367 22.1
5 + 17,468 16.1 14,937 17.3 12,052 17.9 17,613 20.4 15,108 20.4
Median Time Span: 2 yrs., 6 mos 2 yrs., 7 mos 2 yrs., 6 mos 2 yrs., 8 mos 3 yrs., 7 mos

Note: Terminations with time spans of zero years (i.e., second or later births in plural deliveries) and terminations with unknown time spans are excluded. Other prior terminations include miscarriages, fetal deaths or induced abortions.
Source: 1970, 1980, 1990, 2000 and 2015 Michigan Resident Birth File, Division for Vital Records & Health Statistics, Michigan Department of Health & Human Services.