2009 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.*

2009 Induced Terminations of Pregnancy by Residence
Total Number Reported in Texas** 77,850
Out of State/Country Residents 2,526
Total Texas Residents 74,835
Not Stated 489

 

2009 Induced Terminations of Pregnancy by Age
Age Number
11 Years or Less 1
12-13 Years 101
14-15 Years 946
16-17 Years 2,934
18-19 Years 7,781
20-24 Years 24,964
25-29 Years 18,569
30-34 Years 10,628
35-39 Years 6,393
40 Years and Over 2,155
Not Stated 363

 

2009 Induced Terminations of Pregnancy by Race
Race Number
Asian 3,184
Hispanic 28,327
White 23,595
Black 18,570
Native American 139
Other 534
Not Stated 486

 

2009 Induced Terminations of Pregnancy by Marital Status
Marital Status Number
Married 12,764
Not Married 61,938
Not Stated 133

 

2009 Induced Terminations of Pregnancy by Facility of Occurrence
Facility of Occurrence Number
Abortion Clinic 69,861
Ambulatory Surgical Center 4,531
Hospital 183
Physicians 40
Out of State 220

 

2009 Induced Terminations of Pregnancy by Weeks of Gestation 
Weeks of Gestation Number
8 Weeks or Less 54,886
9-10 Weeks 9,533
11-12 Weeks 4,853
13-14 Weeks 3,014
15-16 Weeks 1,394
17-20 Weeks 682
21-25 Weeks 429
26 Weeks or More 7
Not Stated 37

 

2009 Induced Terminations of Pregnancy by Type of Procedure
Type of Procedure Number
Suction Curettage 55,570
Medical (Non Surg.) 15,108
Dilation and Evacuation 4,069
Intra-Uterine 4
Sharp Curettage (D&C) 28
Hysterotomy/Hysterectomy 2
Other 54
Not Stated 0

 

2009 Induced Terminations of Pregnancy by Previous Live Births
Previous Live Births Number
None 27,895
One 20,032
Two 16,064
Three 7,036
Four 2,556
Five or More 1,182
Not Stated 70

 

2009 Induced Terminations of Pregnancy by Previous Induced Terminations of Pregnancy
Previous Induced Terminations of Pregnancy Number
None 42,472
One 19,757
Two 7,939
Three 2,839
Four 1,016
Five or More 703
Not Stated 109

 

2009 Induced Terminations of Pregnancy by Patient Survival
Patient Survived Number
Survived 74,835
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.