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, 2018

Time Span
in Years
Total Prior Live Birth Other Prior
Termination
Number % Number % Number %
Total 72,771 100.0 58,052 100.0 14,719 100.0
< 1 3,862 5.3 1,038 1.8 2,824 19.2
1 - 2 21,214 29.2 14,891 25.7 6,323 43.0
2 - 3 17,507 24.1 15,368 26.5 2,139 14.5
3 - 5 15,823 21.7 14,120 24.3 1,703 11.6
5+ 14,365 19.7 12,635 21.8 1,730 11.8
Median Time Span: 2 yrs., 6 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 2018

Time Span
in Years
1970 1980 1990 2000 2018
Number % Number % Number % Number % Number %
Total 108,516 100.0 86,418 100.0 67,462 100 86,507 100.0 72,771 100.0
< 1 3,960 3.6 3,148 3.6 2,883 4.3 3,461 4.0 3,862 5.3
1 - 2 34,715 32.0 27,756 32.1 21,796 32.3 24,959 28.9 21,214 29.2
2 - 3 26,589 24.5 21,079 24.4 16,013 23.7 20,616 23.8 17,507 24.1
3 - 5 25,784 23.8 19,498 22.6 14,718 21.8 19,858 23.0 15,823 21.7
5 + 17,468 16.1 14,937 17.3 12,052 17.9 17,613 20.4 14,365 19.7
Median Time Span: 2 yrs., 6 mos 2 yrs., 7 mos 2 yrs., 6 mos 2 yrs., 8 mos 2 yrs., 6 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 2018 Michigan Resident Birth File, Division for Vital Records & Health Statistics, Michigan Department of Health & Human Services.