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Table 33 Selected Characteristics of Induced Terminations of Pregnancy Texas Residence - Updated

Table 33 Selected Characteristics of Induced Terminations of Pregnancy Texas Residents, 2008 - Updated

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.* The original data postings can be found here.

Table 33
Selected Characteristics of Induced Terminations of Pregnancy 
Texas Residents, 2008

Induced Terminations of Pregnancy 
by Residence, 2008
Total Number Reported in Texas** 81,591
Out of State/Country Residents 2,974
Total Texas Residents 78,330
Not Stated 287

Induced Terminations of Pregnancy 
by Age, 2008
11 Years or Less 1
12-13 Years 101
14-15 Years 1,013
16-17 Years 3,189
18-19 Years 8,285
20-24 Years 26,540
25-29 Years 19,125
30-34 Years 10,986
35-39 Years 6,516
40 Years and Over 2,099
Not Stated 475

Induced Terminations of Pregnancy 
by Race, 2008
Asian 3,181
Hispanic 29,320
White 25,047
Black 19,708
Native American 174
Other 557
Not Stated 343

Induced Terminations of Pregnancy 
by Marital Status, 2008
Marital Status  
Married 15,083
Not Married 63,077
Not Stated 170

Induced Terminations of Pregnancy 
by Facility of Occurrence, 2008
Facility of Occurrence  
Abortion Clinic 71,566
Ambulatory Surgical Center 6,301
Hospital 131
Physicians 107
Out of State 225

Induced Terminations of Pregnancy 
by Weeks of Gestation, 2008
Weeks of Gestation  
8 Weeks or Less 56,423
9-10 Weeks 10,238
11-12 Weeks 5,443
13-14 Weeks 3,331
15-16 Weeks 1,445
17-20 Weeks 909
21-25 Weeks 534
26 Weeks or More 7
Not Stated 0

Induced Terminations of Pregnancy 
by Type of Procedure, 2008
Type of Procedure  
Suction Curettage 58,481
Medical (Non Surg.) 15,404
Dilation and Evacuation 4,249
Intra-Uterine 3
Sharp Curettage (D&C) 45
Hysterotomy/Hysterectomy 4
Other 30
Not Stated 114

Induced Terminations of Pregnancy 
by Previous Live Births, 2008
Previous Live Births  
None 28,960
One 21,166
Two 16,750
Three 7,491
Four 2,654
Five or More 1,238
Not Stated 71

Induced Terminations of Pregnancy 
by Previous Induced Terminations of Pregnancy, 2008
Previous Induced Terminations of Pregnancy  
None 43,991
One 21,183
Two 8,361
Three 2,890
Four 992
Five or More 684
Not Stated 229

Induced Terminations of Pregnancy 
by Patient Survival, 2008
Patient Survived  
Survived 78,329
Did Not Survive 1

* 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.

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.

2008 Annual Report List of Tables and References
Annual Reports for Other Years
Center for Health Statistics
Last updated October 9, 2017