October 14, 2009
In 2005, an estimated 6,408,000 pregnancies resulted in 4.14 million live births, 1.21 million induced abortions, and 1.06 million fetal losses. The 2005 pregnancy rate of 103.2 pregnancies per 1,000 women aged 15–44 years is 11 percent below the 1990 peak of 115.8. The teenage pregnancy rate dropped 40 percent from 1990 to 2005, reaching an historic low of 70.6 per 1,000 women aged 15–19 years.
For more, visit http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/nvsr/nvsr58/nvsr58_04.pdf
August 16, 2007
The National Center for Health Statistics does not track the number of abortions. Abortions are tracked through CDC’s Abortion Surveillance System and reported annually in the Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report.
Reports covering 1979 through the most current report are located at the above link. Typically, these reports are published in the last week of November and lag three years.
Click the icon for a CDC podcast on the abortion surveillance system