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, 2019

Time Span
in Years
Total Prior Live Birth Other Prior
Termination
Number % Number % Number %
Total 71,598 100.0 56,143 100.0 15,455 100.0
< 1 4,046 5.7 1,039 1.9 3,007 19.5
1 - 2 20,835 29.1 14,276 25.4 6,559 42.4
2 - 3 16,958 23.7 14,763 26.3 2,195 14.2
3 - 5 15,563 21.7 13,791 24.6 1,772 11.5
5+ 14,196 19.8 12,274 21.9 1,922 12.4
Median Time Span: 3 yrs., 7 mos 3 yrs., 9 mos 2 yrs., 6 mos

 

Live Births to Women Reporting Prior Pregnancy Terminations
by Time Span Between Last and Current Termination,
Michigan Residents, 1970, 1980, 1990, 2000 and 2019

Time Span
in Years
1970 1980 1990 2000 2019
Number % Number % Number % Number % Number %
Total 108,516 100.0 86,418 100.0 67,462 100 86,507 100.0 71,598 100.0
< 1 3,960 3.6 3,148 3.6 2,883 4.3 3,461 4.0 4,046 5.7
1 - 2 34,715 32.0 27,756 32.1 21,796 32.3 24,959 28.9 20,835 29.1
2 - 3 26,589 24.5 21,079 24.4 16,013 23.7 20,616 23.8 16,958 23.7
3 - 5 25,784 23.8 19,498 22.6 14,718 21.8 19,858 23.0 15,563 21.7
5 + 17,468 16.1 14,937 17.3 12,052 17.9 17,613 20.4 14,196 19.8
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 2019 Michigan Resident Birth File, Division for Vital Records & Health Statistics, Michigan Department of Health & Human Services.