2010 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.*

2010 Induced Terminations of Pregnancy by Residence
Total Number Reported in Texas** 77,592
Out of State/Country Residents 2,421
Total Texas Residents 74,959
Not Stated 212

 

 

2010 Induced Terminations of Pregnancy by Age
Age Number
11 Years or Less 10
12-13 Years 78
14-15 Years 852
16-17 Years 2,572
18-19 Years 7,333
20-24 Years 24,946
25-29 Years 18,737
30-34 Years 11,437
35-39 Years 6,521
40 Years and Over 2,297
Not Stated 176

 

2010 Induced Terminations of Pregnancy by Race
Race Number
Asian 3,345
Hispanic 28,817
White 22,651
Black 18,623
Native American 112
Other 729
Not Stated 682

 

2010 Induced Terminations of Pregnancy by Marital Status
Marital Status Number
Married 12,671
Not Married 62,279
Not Stated 9

 

2010 Induced Terminations of Pregnancy by Facility of Occurrence
Facility of Occurrence Number
Abortion Clinic 65,131
Ambulatory Surgical Center 9,457
Hospital 182
Physicians 60
Out of State 129

 

2010 Induced Terminations of Pregnancy by Weeks of Gestation 
Weeks of Gestation Number
8 Weeks or Less 55,851
9-10 Weeks 9,133
11-12 Weeks 4,628
13-14 Weeks 2,943
15-16 Weeks 1,347
17-20 Weeks 649
21-25 Weeks 386
26 Weeks or More 14
Not Stated 8

 

2010 Induced Terminations of Pregnancy by Type of Procedure
Type of Procedure Number
Suction Curettage 52,942
Medical (Non Surg.) 18,313
Dilation and Evacuation 3,631
Intra-Uterine 7
Sharp Curettage (D&C) 39
Hysterotomy/Hysterectomy 1
Other 15
Not Stated 11

 

2010 Induced Terminations of Pregnancy by Previous Live Births
Previous Live Births Number
None 27,623
One 19,784
Two 16,205
Three 7,331
Four 2,706
Five or More 1,282
Not Stated 28

 

2010 Induced Terminations of Pregnancy by Previous Induced Terminations of Pregnancy
Previous Induced Terminations of Pregnancy Number
None 41,858
One 20,277
Two 8,140
Three 2,715
Four 1,110
Five or More 810
Not Stated 49

 

2010 Induced Terminations of Pregnancy by Patient Survival
Patient Survived Number
Survived 74,959
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.