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CDC: 2009 Saw Large Decline in Abortion Rate

Last Updated: November 26, 2012.

 

From 2008 to 2009, total number and rate of reported abortions decreased 5 percent

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There was a large drop in the number of abortions reported in 2009, bringing the rate to the lowest levels since 2000, according to research published in the Nov. 23 issue of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report.

MONDAY, Nov. 26 (HealthDay News) -- There was a large drop in the number of abortions reported in 2009, bringing the rate to the lowest levels since 2000, according to research published in the Nov. 23 issue of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report.

Karen Pazol, Ph.D., from the CDC in Atlanta, and colleagues analyzed voluntarily provided reporting data for abortions from 45 areas reporting yearly 2000 to 2009.

The researchers found that, in 2009, there were 772,630 abortions in the 45 reporting areas. For women aged 15 to 44 years, the abortion rate for 2009 was 15.1 abortions per 1,000 women and the abortion ratio was 227 abortions per 1,000 live births. In 2009, the total number and rate of reported abortions decreased 5 percent, compared to 2008, the largest single-year decrease from 2000 to 2009. For 2000 to 2009, the total number, rate, and ratio of reported abortions decreased by 6, 7, and 8 percent, respectively. In 2009, women in their 20s accounted for the majority of abortions (32.7 percent of all abortions for women aged 20 to 24 years and 24.4 percent for 25-to-29-year olds). Adolescents (aged 15 to 19 years old) accounted for 15.5 percent of all abortions. Abortion rates increased among women over 40 years.

"The change from 2008 to 2009 for both the total number of abortions and the abortion rate was the largest single-year decrease during 2000 to 2009, and all three measures of abortion (total numbers, rates, and ratios) decreased to the lowest level observed during this period," the authors write.

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