2011 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.*

2011 Induced Terminations of Pregnancy by Residence
Total Number Reported in Texas** 72,470
Out of State/Country Residents 2,240
Total Texas Residents 70,003
Not Stated 227

 

2011 Induced Terminations of Pregnancy by Age
Age Number
11 Years or Less 2
12-13 Years 95
14-15 Years 719
16-17 Years 2,309
18-19 Years 6,454
20-24 Years 22,872
25-29 Years 17,604
30-34 Years 11,077
35-39 Years 6,248
40 Years and Over 2,446
Not Stated 177

 

2011 Induced Terminations of Pregnancy by Race
Race Number
Asian 3,110
Hispanic 26,392
White 21,645
Black 17,336
Native American 124
Other 721
Not Stated 675

 

2011 Induced Terminations of Pregnancy by Marital Status
Marital Status Number
Married 11,474
Not Married 58,521
Not Stated 8

 

2011 Induced Terminations of Pregnancy by Facility of Occurrence
Facility of Occurrence Number
Abortion Clinic 53,799
Ambulatory Surgical Center 15,853
Hospital 178
Physicians 35
Out of State 138

 

2011 Induced Terminations of Pregnancy by Weeks of Gestation 
Weeks of Gestation Number
8 Weeks or Less 52,062
9-10 Weeks 8,310
11-12 Weeks 4,514
13-14 Weeks 2,758
15-16 Weeks 1,254
17-20 Weeks 723
21-25 Weeks 351
26 Weeks or More 23
Not Stated 8

 

2011 Induced Terminations of Pregnancy by Type of Procedure
Type of Procedure Number
Suction Curettage 47,520
Medical (Non Surg.) 18,164
Dilation and Evacuation 4,233
Intra-Uterine 4
Sharp Curettage (D&C) 20
Hysterotomy/Hysterectomy 4
Other 58
Not Stated 0

 

2011 Induced Terminations of Pregnancy by Previous Live Births
Previous Live Births Number
None 25,996
One 18,473
Two 14,824
Three 6,858
Four 2,538
Five or More 1,286
Not Stated 28

 

2011 Induced Terminations of Pregnancy by Previous Induced Terminations of Pregnancy
Previous Induced Terminations of Pregnancy Number
None 39,574
One 18,587
Two 7,551
Three 2,552
Four 974
Five or More 707
Not Stated 58

 

2011 Induced Terminations of Pregnancy by Patient Survival
Patient Survived Number
Survived 70,003
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.