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Surveillance Summary Abortion Surveillance: Preliminary Analysis, 1979-1980 - United States

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General Info
Geography 
Coverage type 
Country
Time period covered 
01/1979 - 12/1980
Series or system 
United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Abortion Surveillance System
Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR)
Data type
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.

Citation
Journal 
MMWR Surveill Summ
Volume 
32
Issue 
5
Pages 
62-4
Publication year 
1983
Suggested citation 

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Surveillance Summary Abortion Surveillance: Preliminary Analysis, 1979-1980 - United States. MMWR Surveill Summ. 1983; 32(5): 62-4.