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Oregon Vital Statistics Annual Report

     Oregon Vital Statistics Annual Report 1995, Volume 1

TABLE 3-2.

LIVE BIRTHS AND INDUCED ABORTIONS OCCURRING IN OREGON, 1968-1995

      
YEAR  BIRTHS   INDUCED ABORTIONS  
               =================
                NUMBER   RATIO
1968  32,675       323     9.9
1969  34,477     1,407    40.8
1970  36,031     7,187   199.5
1971  33,753     6,997   207.3
1972  32,123     7,143   222.4
1973  31,738     7,447   234.6
1974  33,438     8,794   263.0
1975  34,312    10,641   310.1
1976  35,612    12,590   353.5
1977  38,448    13,163   342.4
1978  40,015    13,605   340.0
1979  42,874    14,501   338.2
1980  44,223   *15,735   355.8
1981  44,150    14,799   335.2
1982  42,093    12,807   304.3
1983  41,047    12,064   293.9
1984  40,841  **13,133   321.6
1985  40,778    12,056   295.6
1986  40,093    11,217   279.8
1987  39,996    11,147   278.7
1988  41,345     3,309   321.9
1989  42,710    13,928   326.1
1990  44,464    13,658   307.2
1991  44,007    14,310   325.2
1992  43,627    12,685   290.8
1993  43,272    12,961   299.5
1994  43,591    13,392   307.2
1995  44,609    14,079   315.6
* The increase in the 1980 figure reflects improved reporting rather than an increase in the number of abortions performed. Approximately 1,000 - 1,400 of the abortions were performed by providers who did not participate in the voluntary abortion reporting system prior to 1980 even though they were performing abortions in previous years.
** The increase in the 1984 figure is probably a consequence of the implementation of ORS 435.496, which requires that an induced termination of pregnancy report be filed by abortion providers whenever an induced abortion is performed.
Note: induced abortion ratio is the number of abortions per 1,000 live births.

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