United States abortion percentages by age of woman and year, 1972-2009

compiled by Wm. Robert Johnston
last modified 10 August 2013

Abortion percentages represent pregnancies ending in induced abortion as a fraction of pregnancies ending either in live birth or induced abortion.

Estimates for the above plots use CDC data for abortion distributions by ages of women obtaining abortions, applied to AGI estimates of annual abortions. Estimate for 2009 abortions is based on data reported to date from state health agencies. Some missing data is interpolated. Live birth data by age of mother are from the CDC. Source list under construction.

© 2013 by Wm. Robert Johnston.
Last modified 10 August 2013.
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