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Abortion Surveillance - United States, 1993-1994

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General Info
Geography 
Coverage type 
Country
Time period covered 
01/1993 - 12/1994
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 (CDC) has been documenting the number and characteristics of women obtaining legal induced abortions in the United States since 1969, obtaining data from central health agencies of 52 reporting areas (the 50 states, the 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. States and areas report this information on a voluntary basis as there is no national requirement for data submission or reporting. The 1993 and 1994 edition of the Abortion Surveillance Summary is part of a larger report, called Special Focus: Surveillance for Reproductive Health, that also includes Hysterectomy Surveillance-United States, 1980-1993, and Pregnancy-Related Mortality Surveillance-United States, 1987-1990.

Citation
Journal 
MMWR Surveill Summ
Volume 
46
Issue 
SS-4
Pages 
37-98
Publication year 
1997
Suggested citation 

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Abortion Surveillance - United States, 1993-1994. MMWR Surveill Summ. 1997; 46(SS-4): 37-98.