2006 Selected Characteristics of Induced Terminations of Pregnancy Texas Residents (Updated Data)

Patient age distributions for induced termination of pregnancy data collected from 2006 through 2015 have been updated. Age calculations now reflect a date-to-date calculation rather than a year-to-year calculation.*

2006 Induced Terminations of Pregnancy by Residence
Total Number Reported in Texas** 82,056
Out of State/Country Residents 2,931
Total Texas Residents 79,041
Not Stated 84

 

2006 Induced Terminations of Pregnancy by Age
Age Number
11 Years or Less 4
12-13 Years 83
14-15 Years 1,048
16-17 Years 3,280
18-19 Years 8,536
20-24 Years 27,126
25-29 Years 19,030
30-34 Years 11,289
35-39 Years 6,480
40 Years and Over 2,152
Not Stated 13

 

2006 Induced Terminations of Pregnancy by Race
Race Number
Asian 3,041
Hispanic 28,558
White 26,925
Black 18,554
Native American 204
Other 1,362
Not Stated 397

 

2006 Induced Terminations of Pregnancy by Marital Status
Marital Status Number
Married 14,518
Not Married 63,728
Not Stated 795

 

2006 Induced Terminations of Pregnancy by Facility of Occurrence
Facility of Occurrence Number
Abortion Clinic 72,287
Ambulatory Surgical Center 6,237
Hospital 203
Physicians 141
Out of State 173

 

2006 Induced Terminations of Pregnancy by Weeks of Gestation 
Weeks of Gestation Number
8 Weeks or Less 55,928
9-10 Weeks 10,965
11-12 Weeks 5,550
13-14 Weeks 3,492
15-16 Weeks 1,748
17-20 Weeks 810
21-25 Weeks 534
26 Weeks or More 10
Not Stated 4

 

2006 Induced Terminations of Pregnancy by Type of Procedure
Type of Procedure Number
Suction Curettage 60,455
Medical (Non Surg.) 12,479
Dilation and Evacuation 4,707
Intra-Uterine 11
Sharp Curettage (D&C) 1,355
Hysterotomy/Hysterectomy 6
Other 20
Not Stated 8

 

2006 Induced Terminations of Pregnancy by Previous Live Births
Previous Live Births Number
None 30,243
One 21,415
Two 16,588
Three 7,191
Four 2,408
Five or More 1,149
Not Stated 47

 

2006 Induced Terminations of Pregnancy by Previous Induced Terminations of Pregnancy
Previous Induced Terminations of Pregnancy Number
None 45,530
One 21,255
Two 7,885
Three 2,664
Four 928
Five or More 702
Not Stated 77

 

2006 Induced Terminations of Pregnancy by Patient Survival
Patient Survived Number
Survived 79,041
Did Not Survive 0

* This table was updated on 09/28/2017. In the previous version, age was calculated by subtracting the patient's birth year from the year of the procedure (year-to-year). In this updated table, age is calculated by subtracting the patient's full date of birth from the full date of procedure (date-to-date).

** Includes both Texas residence and Texas occurrence induced terminations of pregnancy.


Definitions

Dilation and evacuation: Surgical procedures performed after 14 weeks 0 days gestation are called dilation and evacuation (D & E) procedures. This type of surgical procedure typically requires a greater degree of cervical dilation and the use of grasping forceps.

Gestation period: Number of completed weeks elapsed between the first day of the last normal menstrual period and the date of delivery.

Hysterotomy: Evacuation of the pregnancy through incision of the uterus.

Induced termination of pregnancy: Any act or procedure performed after a pregnancy is medically verified with the intent to cause the termination of an intra-uterine pregnancy other than for the purpose of either the birth of a live infant or removing a dead fetus.

Intrauterine Instillation: Injecting saline or prostaglandin into the uterus to cause contractions, which expel the contents of the uterus.

Medical (Nonsurgical) Abortion: Administration of medications for the purpose of inducing an abortion.

Occurrence data: Data compiled by the geographic place in which the event occurred without regard to the place of residence of the individual(s) involved in the event.

Race: A geographical population of humankind that possesses inherited distinctive physical characteristics that distinguish it from other populations.

Residence data: Data compiled by the usual place of residence without regard to the geographic place where the event occurred. For births and fetal deaths, the mother's usual residence is used as the place of residence.

Sharp Curettage (dilation and curettage, D&C, or surgical curettage): A surgical procedure in which the uterine contents are removed with curette.

Suction Curettage (Vacuum Aspiration): Removal of uterine contents through a flexible tube attached to a suction apparatus.