Table B-2
Characteristics of Reported Induced Abortions
in Michigan, 1985 - 2019

Reported Abortions 1985 1990 1995 2000 2005 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
All Reported Occurrences 42,678 36,183 31,091 26,807 25,209 23,307 23,366 23,230 26,120 27,629 27,151 26,395 26,594 26,716 27,339
All Reported Abortions to Residents 41,400 34,655 29,751 26,027 24,496 22,754 22,826 22,699 25,412 26,321 25,995 25,348 25,757 25,554 25,902
Percent of All Occurrences 97.0 95.8 95.7 97.1 97.2 97.6 97.7 97.7 97.3 95.3 95.7 96.0 96.9 95.7 94.7
Reported Abortion Ratio 302.6 226.4 221.7 191.3 193.8 198.3 199.9 201.4 223.4 231.4 227.1 223.9 227.2 229.2 235.3
Selected Characteristics of Michigan Residents                    
Age of Woman                              
Under 20 Years 12,666 8,754 6,393 4,992 4,575 3,964 3,595 3,066 3,106 2,883 2,568 2,413 2,320 2,227 2,261
Percent 30.6 25.3 21.5 19.2 18.7 17.4 15.7 13.5 12.2 11.0 9.9 9.5 9.0 8.7 8.7
20 - 24 Years 14,070 11,421 9,901 8,305 7,986 7,618 8,084 8,130 9,150 9,312 8,634 8,069 7,855 7,371 7,114
Percent 34.0 33.0 33.3 31.9 32.6 33.5 35.4 35.8 36.0 35.4 33.2 31.8 30.5 28.8 27.5
25 - 29 Years 8,049 7,234 6,429 6,098 5,520 5,157 5,276 5,422 6,093 6,689 7,258 7,549 7,973 8,280 8,262
Percent 19.4 20.9 21.6 23.4 22.5 22.7 23.1 23.9 24.0 25.4 27.9 29.8 31.0 32.4 31.9
30 Years + 6,511 7,190 6,967 6,484 6,396 6,003 5,828 6,035 7,016 7,357 7,463 7,231 7,533 7,573 8,133
Percent 15.7 20.7 23.4 24.9 26.1 26.4 25.5 26.6 27.6 28.0 28.7 28.5 29.2 29.6 31.4
Marital Status                              
Not Married 34,119 28,119 24,895 21,793 21,165 20,324 20,460 20,285 22,682 23,643 23,225 22,688 22,968 22,340 21,929
Percent 82.4 81.1 83.7 83.7 86.4 89.3 89.6 89.4 89.3 89.8 89.3 89.5 89.2 87.4 84.7
Had Previous Term Pregnancy 19,804 17,842 16,523 15,501 14,574 13,693 14,062 14,153 15,900 16,645 16,748 16,465 16,752 16,686 16,937
Percent 47.8 51.5 55.5 59.6 59.5 60.2 61.6 62.4 62.6 63.2 64.4 65.0 65.0 65.3 65.4
Previous Induced Abortion                              
None 24,650 19,180 15,392 13,354 12,494 11,311 11,351 11,116 12,435 12,929 12,970 12,951 13,231 13,018 13,297
Percent 59.5 55.3 51.7 51.3 51.0 49.7 49.7 49.0 48.9 49.1 49.9 51.1 51.4 50.9 51.3
Two or More 6,033 5,765 6,062 5,845 5,599 5,508 5,491 5,754 6,380 6,528 6,436 5,832 5,959 5,950 6,154
Percent 14.6 16.6 20.4 22.5 22.9 24.2 24.1 25.3 25.1 24.8 24.8 23.0 23.1 23.3 23.8

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 - 2019 Files of Induced Abortions Occurring in Michigan, Division for Vital Records & Health Statistics, Michigan Department of Health & Human Services.