Collaboration in Civic Spheres

Washington State Pregnancy, Birth And Abortion Rates, 1984-2008

by Matt Rosenberg March 29th, 2010

The Washington State Department of Public Health makes available a summary of pregnancy, birth and abortion totals and rates. The most recent data are given for each year from 1984 through 2008. The key findings are that from 1984 through 2008, the rate of pregnancies per 1,000 women of childbearing age (15-44) dropped from 92.3 per 1,000 in 1984 to 85.2 per 1,000 in 2008; while the rate of live births over the same time span increased slightly from 66.2 to 66.9 per 1,000 women of child-bearing age; and the abortion rate dropped from 25.6 per 1,000 women of childbearing age in 1984 to 18.0 per 1,000 in 2008.

KEY LINK: Washington State Pregnancy, Birth And Abortion Rates, 1984-2008, November, 2009.

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