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Abortion Statistics: Year ended December 2004
Embargoed until 10:45am  –  15 June 2005
Highlights
  • There were 18,210 abortions performed in New Zealand in 2004, compared with 18,510 in 2003.
  • The general abortion rate was 20.5 abortions per 1,000 women aged 15–44 years in 2004, down from 21.0 abortions per 1,000 in 2003.
  • Women aged 20–24 years had the highest abortion rate (39 abortions per 1,000 women) in 2004.
  • The median age of women having an abortion was 24.7 years in 2004 and 2003.
Graph, Number of Abortions.

Graph, General Abortion Rate.  

 

Ian Ewing 15 June 2005
Acting Government Statistician Cat 32.902 Set 04/05 – 216
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