2014 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.*

2014 Induced Terminations of Pregnancy by Residence
Total Number Reported in Texas** 54,902
Out of State/Country Residents 1,015
Total Texas Residents 53,882
Not Stated 5


2014 Induced Terminations of Pregnancy by Age
Age Number
11 Years or Less 2
12-13 Years 49
14-15 Years 375
16-17 Years 1,241
18-19 Years 3,870
20-24 Years 17,155
25-29 Years 14,693
30-34 Years 9,400
35-39 Years 5,138
40 Years and Over 1,873
Not Stated 86


2014 Induced Terminations of Pregnancy by Race/Ethnicity
Race/Ethnicity Number
Asian 2,845
Hispanic 19,654
White 15,833
Black 14,515
Native American 143
Other 632
Not Stated 260


2014 Induced Terminations of Pregnancy by Marital Status
Marital Status Number
Married 9,040
Not Married 44,762
Not Stated 80


2014 Induced Terminations of Pregnancy by Facility of Occurrence
Facility of Occurrence Number
Abortion Clinic 36,923
Ambulatory Surgical Center 16,059
Hospital 101
Physicians 45
Out of State 754


2014 Induced Terminations of Pregnancy by Weeks Post-Fertilization^
Weeks Post-Fertilization^ Number
8 Weeks or Less 42,654
9-10 Weeks 5,089
11-12 Weeks 3,008
13-14 Weeks 1,708
15-16 Weeks 781
17-20 Weeks 600
21-25 Weeks 16
26 Weeks or More 4
Not Stated 22


2014 Induced Terminations of Pregnancy by Type of Procedure
Type of Procedure Number
Suction Curettage 44,857
Medical (Non Surg.) 4,938
Dilation and Evacuation 3,914
Intra-Uterine 4
Sharp Curettage (D&C) 61
Hysterotomy/Hysterectomy 2
Other 97
Not Stated 9


2014 Induced Terminations of Pregnancy by Previous Live Births
Previous Live Births Number
None 20,042
One 13,951
Two 11,422
Three 5,420
Four 2,060
Five or More 984
Not Stated 3


2014 Induced Terminations of Pregnancy by Previous Induced Terminations of Pregnancy
Previous Induced Terminations of Pregnancy Number
None 31,331
One 14,400
Two 5,323
Three 1,778
Four 617
Five or More 414
Not Stated 19


2014 Induced Terminations of Pregnancy by Patient Survival
Patient Survived Number
Survived 53,127
Did Not Survive 0
Not Stated*** 755


2014 Induced Terminations of Pregnancy by Complications
Induced Abortion Complications Number
None 53,105
Shock 1
Uterine Perforation 3
Cervical Laceration 2
Hemorrhage 5
Aspiration/Allergic Response 0
Infection/Sepsis 3
Infant(s) Born Alive 0
Death of Mother 0
Other 8
Unknown*** 755

* 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.