Abortion statistics and other data--Johnston`s Archive

Historical abortion statistics, United States

compiled by Wm. Robert Johnston
last updated 27 July 2014

Definition of table data (see notes after table for additional information):

United States regional level data also available here.

yearlive birthslive births, estimatedabortions, reportedabortions, estimatedabortions, residents, in country onlyabortions, residents, obtained abroadabortions, residents, totalabortions, occurrences by non-residentsmiscarriagesfetal deathsabortion ratioabortion %abortion
rate,
residents
residents, in/out of countryall in countryresidents, in/out of countryall in country
1909 (2,718,000)             
1910 (2,777,000)             
1911 (2,809,000)             
1912 (2,840,000)             
1913 (2,869,000)             
1914 (2,966,000)             
1915 (2,965,000)             
1916 (2,964,000)             
1917 (2,944,000)             
1918 (2,948,000)             
1919 (2,740,000)             
1920 (2,950,000)             
1921 (3,055,000)             
1922 (2,882,000)       113,600      
1923 (2,910,000)       113,200      
1924 (2,979,000)       117,100      
1925 (2,909,000)       110,800      
1926 (2,839,000)(2) (2) 2   108,200 0.000.000.000.00 
1927 (2,802,000)(2) (2) 2   108,700 0.000.000.000.00 
1928 (2,674,000)(2) (2) 2   107,500 0.000.000.000.00 
1929 (2,582,000)(2) (2) 2   102,000 0.000.000.000.00 
1930 (2,618,000)(2) (2) 2   102,600 0.000.000.000.00 
1931 (2,506,000)(48) (48) 48   95,700 0.020.020.000.00 
1932 (2,440,000)(71) (71) 71   92,200 0.030.030.000.00 
19332,081,232 (2,307,000)(71) (71) 71   85,400 0.030.030.000.00 
19342,167,636 (2,396,000)(71) (71) 71   86,700 0.030.030.000.00 
19352,155,105 (2,377,000)89  (89) 89   85,100 0.040.040.000.00 
19362,144,790 (2,355,000)86  (86) 86   81,000 0.040.040.000.00 
19372,203,337 (2,413,000)86  (86) 86   80,600 0.040.040.000.00 
19382,286,962 (2,496,000)86  (86) 86   80,100 0.030.030.000.00 
19392,265,588 (2,466,000)86  (86) 86   78,900 0.030.030.000.00 
19402,360,399 (2,559,000)71  (71) 71   80,100 0.030.030.000.00 
19412,513,427 (2,703,000)49  (49) 49   80,800 0.020.020.000.00 
19422,808,996 (2,989,000)58  (58) 58   84,300 0.020.020.000.00 
19432,934,860 (3,104,000)697  (697) 697   82,900 0.220.220.020.020.02
19442,794,800 (2,939,000)706  (706) 706   79,400 0.240.240.020.020.02
19452,735,456 (2,858,000)704  (704) 704   76,000 0.250.250.020.020.02
19463,288,672 (3,411,000)819  (819) 819   87,300 0.240.240.020.020.02
19473,699,940 (3,817,000)749  (749) 749   90,500 0.200.200.020.020.02
19483,552,610 (3,637,000)16  (16) 16   85,500 0.000.000.000.00 
19493,577,206 (3,649,000)675  (675) 675   83,600 0.180.180.020.020.02
19503,571,928 (3,632,000)7  (7) 7   83,200 0.000.000.000.00 
19513,769,791 (3,820,000)679  (679) 679   86,300 0.180.180.020.020.02
19523,868,317 (3,909,000)551  (551) 551   86,800 0.140.140.010.010.02
19533,925,007 (3,959,000)490  (490) 490   87,500 0.120.120.010.010.01
19544,040,602 (4,071,000)440  (440) 440   93,200 0.110.110.010.010.01
19554,070,960 (4,097,000)328  (328) 328   93,000 0.080.080.010.010.01
19564,187,815 (4,210,000)337  (337) 337   93,500 0.080.080.010.010.01
19574,279,689 (4,300,000)336  (336) 336   93,700 0.080.080.010.010.01
19584,227,571 (4,246,000)345  (345) 345   93,800 0.080.080.010.010.01
19594,261,896 (4,286,000)357  (357) 357   93,400 0.080.080.010.010.01
19604,257,850  292  (292) 292   94,500 0.070.070.010.010.01
19614,268,326  292  (292) 292    0.070.070.010.010.01
19624,167,362  292  (292) 292    0.070.070.010.010.01
19634,098,020  390  (390) 390    0.100.100.010.010.13
19644,027,490  823  (823) 823    0.200.200.020.020.23
19653,760,358  794  (794) 794    0.210.210.020.020.18
19663,606,274  1,028  (1,028) 1,028    0.290.290.030.030.15
19673,520,959  2,061  (2,061) 2,061    0.590.590.060.060.22
19683,501,564  6,211  4,441 185 4,626    1.31.80.130.180.24
19693,600,206  27,512  18,726 1,594 20,320    5.67.60.560.760.57
19703,731,386  193,491  54,434 1,601 56,035   127,628 15.051.91.54.95.0
19713,555,970  485,816  207,575 188 207,763    58.4136.65.512.011.1
19723,258,411  586,760  320,058 131 320,189    98.3180.18.915.313.2
19733,136,965  744,610 744,600 294,678 104 294,782    94.0237.48.619.216.3
19743,159,958  898,570 898,600 715,948 64 716,012    226.6284.418.522.119.3
19753,144,198  1,034,170 1,034,200 795,524 55 795,579    253.0328.920.224.821.7
19763,167,788  1,179,300 1,179,300 935,613 105 935,718  655,000  295.4372.322.827.124.2
19773,326,632  1,316,700 1,316,700 1,010,924 58 1,010,982  687,000  303.9395.823.328.426.4
19783,333,279  1,409,600 1,409,600 1,409,600 70 1,409,670  690,000  422.9422.929.729.727.7
19793,494,398  1,497,670 1,497,700 1,489,460 64 1,489,524 8,210 722,000  426.3428.629.930.028.8
19803,612,258  1,553,890 1,553,900 1,545,170 69 1,545,239 8,720 746,000 78,879 427.8430.230.030.129.3
19813,629,238  1,577,340 1,577,300 1,566,230 91 1,566,321 11,110 751,000 75,901 431.6434.630.130.329.3
19823,680,537  1,573,920 1,573,920 1,565,030 103 1,565,133 8,890 769,000 75,095 425.2427.629.830.028.8
19833,638,933  1,575,000 1,575,000 1,064,352 101 1,064,453  763,000 71,379 292.5432.822.630.228.5
19843,669,141  1,577,180 1,577,200 1,566,620 118 1,566,738 10,560 773,000 69,679 427.0429.929.930.128.1
19853,760,561  1,588,550 1,588,600 1,578,800 112 1,578,912 9,750 795,000 69,691 419.9422.429.629.728.0
19863,756,547  1,574,000 1,574,000 944,947 87 945,034  798,000 67,863 251.6419.020.129.527.4
19873,809,394  1,559,110 1,559,100 1,549,310 100 1,549,410 9,800 815,000 67,757 406.7409.328.929.026.9
19883,909,510  1,590,750 1,590,800 1,580,710 100 1,580,810 10,040 893,000 68,352 404.3406.928.828.927.4
19894,040,958  1,566,870 (1,566,900)712,261 69 712,330  919,000 70,124 176.3387.815.027.926.9
19904,158,212  1,608,620 (1,608,600)896,660 68 896,728  1,011,000 67,696 215.7386.917.727.927.4
19914,110,907  1,556,510 1,556,510 1,549,180 49 1,549,229 7,330 1,007,000 65,000 376.9378.627.427.526.3
19924,084,000  1,528,930 1,528,930 1,520,810 36 1,520,846 8,120 1,002,000 63,153 372.4374.427.127.225.9
19934,000,240  1,495,000 (1,495,000)750,074 42 750,116 2,283 993,000 55,387 187.5373.715.827.225.2
19943,952,767  1,423,000 (1,423,000)720,524 52 720,576 2,401 989,000  182.3360.015.426.524.0
19953,899,589  1,359,440 1,359,400 729,749 29 729,778 1,860 982,000  187.1348.615.825.822.8
19963,914,953  1,365,700 1,360,160 1,351,470 22 1,351,492 8,690 983,000  345.2348.825.725.922.8
19973,880,894  1,335,000 (1,335,000)905,607 19 905,626 3,452 982,000  233.4344.018.925.622.3
19983,941,553  1,319,000 (1,319,000)890,668 17 890,685 3,744 999,000  226.0334.618.425.122.0
19993,959,417  1,315,000 1,314,800 1,308,950 19 1,308,969 5,840 1,003,000  330.6332.124.824.921.9
20004,058,814  1,313,000 1,312,990 1,306,680 29 1,306,709 6,310 1,029,000 13,948 321.9323.524.424.421.3
20014,025,933  1,291,000 (1,291,000)1,216,050 35 1,216,085 74,950  13,704 302.1320.723.224.320.9
20024,021,726  1,269,000 (1,269,000)840,068*21 840,089*1,525  13,285 208.9*315.517.3*24.020.5
20034,089,950  1,250,000 (1,250,000)933,163*20 933,183*1,341   228.2*305.618.6*23.421.0
20044,112,052 (4,115,590)1,222,100 1,222,100 818,942*18 818,960*1,210   199.2*297.216.6*22.919.7
20054,138,349  1,206,200 1,206,200 810,168*26 81,0194*2,759   195.8*291.516.4*22.619.4
20064,265,555  1,242,200 (1,242,200)813,825*20 813,845*2,739   190.8*291.216.0*22.619.9
20074,317,119  1,209,640 1,209,640 807,723*15 807,738*1,285   187.1*280.215.8*21.919.5
20084,247,694  1,212,350 1,212,350 817,104*13 817,117*1,123   192.4*285.416.1*22.219.5
20094,130,665  874,985*(1,151,600)791,068*10 791,078*956   191.5*278.816.1*21.818.5
20103,999,386  855,639*1,102,700 776,410*11 776,421*843   194.1*275.716.3*21.617.7
20113,953,590  544,111*1,058,500 518,280*14 518,294*   131.1*267.711.6*21.117.0
20123,952,937  218,321*(1,035,000)202,846*7 202,853*   51.3*(261.8)*4.9*(20.8)*(16.6)*
2013  4,928* 4,478*12 4,490*        
2014               
yearlive birthslive births, estimatedabortions, reportedabortions, estimatedabortions, residents, in country onlyabortions, residents, obtained abroadabortions, residents, totalabortions, occurrences by non-residentsmiscarriagesfetal deathsabortion ratioabortion %abortion
rate,
residents
residents, in/out of countryall in countryresidents, in/out of countryall in country

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