2013 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.*

2013 Induced Terminations of Pregnancy by Residence
Total Number Reported in Texas** 63,849
Out of State/Country Residents 1,909
Total Texas Residents 61,912
Not Stated 28


2013 Induced Terminations of Pregnancy by Age
Age Number
11 Years or Less 2
12-13 Years 64
14-15 Years 487
16-17 Years 1,622
18-19 Years 4,862
20-24 Years 19,822
25-29 Years 16,460
30-34 Years 10,481
35-39 Years 5,898
40 Years and Over 2,162
Not Stated 52


2013 Induced Terminations of Pregnancy by Race/Ethnicity
Race/Ethnicity Number
Asian 2,850
Hispanic 24,063
White 16,969
Black 15,719
Native American 194
Other 2,062
Not Stated 55


2013 Induced Terminations of Pregnancy by Marital Status
Marital Status Number
Married 10,674
Not Married 51,103
Not Stated 135


2013 Induced Terminations of Pregnancy by Facility of Occurrence
Facility of Occurrence Number
Abortion Clinic 46,826
Ambulatory Surgical Center 14,232
Hospital 132
Physicians 41
Out of State 681


2013 Induced Terminations of Pregnancy by Weeks of Gestation 
Weeks of Gestation Number
8 Weeks or Less 45,373
9-10 Weeks 7,485
11-12 Weeks 4,210
13-14 Weeks 2,693
15-16 Weeks 1,187
17-20 Weeks 654
21-25 Weeks 278
26 Weeks or More 2
Not Stated 30


2013 Induced Terminations of Pregnancy by Type of Procedure
Type of Procedure Number
Suction Curettage 41,350
Medical (Non Surg.) 16,189
Dilation and Evacuation 4,199
Intra-Uterine 4
Sharp Curettage (D&C) 69
Hysterotomy/Hysterectomy 1
Other 94
Not Stated 6


2013 Induced Terminations of Pregnancy by Previous Live Births
Previous Live Births Number
None 22,275
One 16,288
Two 13,260
Three 6,311
Four 2,437
Five or More 1,328
Not Stated 13


2013 Induced Terminations of Pregnancy by Previous Induced Terminations of Pregnancy
Previous Induced Terminations of Pregnancy Number
None 34,907
One 16,636
Two 6,623
Three 2,275
Four 834
Five or More 615
Not Stated 22


2013 Induced Terminations of Pregnancy by Patient Survival
Patient Survived Number
Survived 61,226
Did Not Survive 0
Not Stated*** 686


2013 Induced Terminations of Pregnancy by Complications
Induced Abortion Complications Number
None 61,465
Shock 6
Uterine Perforation 3
Cervical Laceration 6
Hemorrhage 6
Aspiration/Allergic Response 1
Infection/Sepsis 0
Infant(s) Born Alive 0
Death of Mother 0
Other 8
Unknown 417

* 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.

***Of 686 cases with Patient Survived Not Stated, 681 are Out of State procedures performed outside of Texas to Texas residents.


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.

Ethnicity:The classification of a population that shares common characteristics, such as, religion, traditions, culture, language, and tribal or national origin.

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.