Live Births to Women Reporting Prior Pregnancy Terminations
by Time Span Between Last and Current Termination and
Whether Prior Termination Resulted in a
Live Birth or a Fetal Death
Michigan Residents, 2020

Time Span
in Years
Total Prior Live Birth Other Prior
Termination
Number % Number % Number %
Total 68,052 100.0 52,763 100.0 15,289 100.0
< 1 6,097 9.0 1,494 2.8 4,603 30.1
1 - 2 19,546 28.7 13,622 25.8 5,924 38.7
2 - 3 15,822 23.2 13,945 26.4 1,877 12.3
3 - 5 14,099 20.7 12,598 23.9 1,501 9.8
5+ 12,488 18.4 11,104 21.0 1,384 9.1
Median Time Span: 2 yrs., 5 mos 3 yrs., 9 mos 1 yrs., 5 mos

 

Live Births to Women Reporting Prior Pregnancy Terminations
by Time Span Between Last and Current Termination,
Michigan Residents, 1970, 1980, 1990, 2000 and 2020

Time Span
in Years
1970 1980 1990 2000 2020
Number % Number % Number % Number % Number %
Total 108,516 100.0 86,418 100.0 67,462 100 86,507 100.0 68,052 100.0
< 1 3,960 3.6 3,148 3.6 2,883 4.3 3,461 4.0 6,097 9.0
1 - 2 34,715 32.0 27,756 32.1 21,796 32.3 24,959 28.9 19,546 28.7
2 - 3 26,589 24.5 21,079 24.4 16,013 23.7 20,616 23.8 15,822 23.2
3 - 5 25,784 23.8 19,498 22.6 14,718 21.8 19,858 23.0 14,099 20.7
5 + 17,468 16.1 14,937 17.3 12,052 17.9 17,613 20.4 12,488 18.4
Median Time Span: 2 yrs., 6 mos 2 yrs., 7 mos 2 yrs., 6 mos 2 yrs., 8 mos 2 yrs., 5 mos

Note: Terminations with time spans of zero years (i.e., second or later births in plural deliveries) and terminations with unknown time spans are excluded. Other prior terminations include miscarriages, fetal deaths or induced abortions.
Source: 1970, 1980, 1990, 2000 and 2020 Michigan Resident Birth File, Division for Vital Records & Health Statistics, Michigan Department of Health & Human Services.