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Abortion Surveillance - United States, 1990

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General Info
Geography 
Coverage type 
Country
Time period covered 
01/1990 - 12/1990
Series or system 
United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Abortion Surveillance System
Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR)
Data type
Administrative record:
  • Subnationally representative
Summary 

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has been documenting data on women obtaining legal induced abortions in the United States since 1969, obtaining data from central health agencies of 52 reporting areas (the 50 states, District of Columbia, and New York City). A legal induced abortion is defined as an intervention performed by a licensed clinician (e.g., a physician, nurse-midwife, nurse practitioner, or physician assistant) that is intended to terminate an ongoing pregnancy. Information is reported on a voluntary basis as there is no national requirement for data submission. The 1990 edition is part of a larger report, called Special Focus: Surveillance for Reproductive Health, that also includes Surveillance for Pregnancy and Birth Rates Among Teenagers by State, Surveillance for Geographic and Secular Trends in Congenital Syphilis, and Surveillance for Ectopic Pregnancy.

Citation
Journal 
MMWR Surveill Summ
Volume 
42
Issue 
SS-6
Pages 
29-58
Publication year 
1993
Suggested citation 

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Abortion Surveillance - United States, 1990. MMWR Surveill Summ. 1993; 42(SS-6): 29-58.