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Induced Termination of Pregnancy Statistics

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This page presents information on induced terminations of pregnancy (ITOP) in Tennessee. Except where otherwise noted -- recorded occurrences by patient residence and selected complications -- statistics are based on Tennessee resident ITOPs (abortions) reported to the Office of Vital Records.

Terminology

Recorded events: Events that occur at a health care facility located in the State of Tennessee, regardless of the residence of the person who is the object of analysis.

Resident events: Events where a Tennessee resident is the object of analysis, regardless of where the event occurs.

Crude termination rate: The number of ITOPs for every 1,000 residents in the indicated population, where the population includes men and women and people of all ages. Crude termination rate is defined for comparison with general termination rates and crude event rates published for other vital events, but crude rates are not presented on this page.

General termination rate: The number of ITOPs for every 1,000 female residents in the indicated population. Two age ranges are used in calculating the general termination rate: standard ages for reproduction, 15-44, and a wider range, 10-44. General termination rate is preferred to the crude rate to measure abortion prevalence.

General termination-to-live birth ratio: The number of ITOPs for every 1,000 live births to female residents, aged 15 to 44 or 10 to 44, depending on the report, in the indicated population.

Race and ethnicity: The Tennessee ITOP report records information on race and ethnicity according to how the patient identifies. Race and ethnicity are asked separately and the patient may identify with up to 15 race categories and one of five (5) Hispanic or non-Hispanic origins.

For statistical presentation, Tennessee reports a single, predominant race that is estimated from the race or races that describe the patient and from the demographic characteristics of their county of residence. Predominant race is based on the bridged race methodology created by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Health Statistics. Ethnicity is tabulated separately from race such that counts or rates represent individuals of Hispanic origin, regardless of race.

ITOP General Rates and Ratios by Demographic Groups and Health Region

ITOPs with General Rates per 1,000 Females Aged 15-44 Years
Demographic Group Year
Race 2019
Ethnicity 2019
   
ITOP-to-Live Birth Ratios per 1,000 Live Births to Females Aged 15-44 Years
Demographic Group Year
Race 2019
Ethnicity 2019

 

 

ITOP General Rates per 1,000 Females Aged 10-44 Years by Patient Age Group
2019                                        
         
ITOP-to-Live Birth Ratios per 1,000 Live Births to Females Aged 10-44 Years by Patient Age Group
2019        

 

 

ITOP Reports by Health Region for Selected Demographic (Age, Race, Marital Status) Indicators

Report format published for the years 2018 and prior. Note that demographic indicators reported in previous ITOP report versions are available as stand-alone tables on this page.

ITOP Counts and Rates by Selected Indicators

ITOP Rates and Ratios by Patient Age Groups, Ages 10-44, and Race or Ethnicity
Demographic Group Rate Ratio
Race 2019 2019
Ethnicity 2019 2019

 

 

Number and Percent of ITOPs by Gestational Age of Pregnancy, Race or Ethnicity, and Residence
Demographic Group Years
Race 2019
Ethnicity 2019
Health Region Residence 2019

 

 

Number and Percent of ITOPs by Patient Pregnancy History, Race or Ethnicity, and Residence
Demographic Group Years
Race 2019
Ethnicity 2019
Health Regional Residence 2019

 

 

Number and Percent of ITOPs by Patient Marital Status and Health Region Residence
2019                                            

 

 

Number of Recorded Complications Related to Induced Terminations of Pregnancy
2019 2018                                 

 

 

Number and Percent of Tennessee Recorded ITOPs by State of Residence
2019