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.*
|Total Number Reported in Texas**||54,902|
|Out of State/Country Residents||1,015|
|Total Texas Residents||53,882|
|11 Years or Less||2|
|40 Years and Over||1,873|
|Facility of Occurrence||Number|
|Ambulatory Surgical Center||16,059|
|Out of State||754|
|8 Weeks or Less||42,654|
|26 Weeks or More||4|
|Type of Procedure||Number|
|Medical (Non Surg.)||4,938|
|Dilation and Evacuation||3,914|
|Sharp Curettage (D&C)||61|
|Previous Live Births||Number|
|Five or More||984|
|Previous Induced Terminations of Pregnancy||Number|
|Five or More||414|
|Did Not Survive||0|
|Induced Abortion Complications||Number|
|Infant(s) Born Alive||0|
|Death of Mother||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.
^ Based on the 83rd Texas Legislature requirement, starting with 2014 Induced Terminations of Pregnancy (ITOP) data, fetus age is reported in weeks post-fertilization versus the previously reported weeks of gestation. Post-Fertilization Age (PFA) is generally two weeks less than gestational age.
***Of 755 cases with Patient Survived Not Stated and with Unknown Complications, 753 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.