Table 1

Number and rate of abortion in nine states in India, using the AHS 2012–2013

Women who reported a pregnancy, who were alive at the time of the AHS, and did not have an abortion after28weeks’gestation, including those who died after having an abortion†Women who had an abortion, including those who died after having an abortion†Abortion rate* (95%CI)
Overall1 876 71589 4474.8 (4.8 to 4.9)
Assam165 84212 3066.5 (6.3 to 6.6)
Bihar348 56914 5624.3 (4.2 to 4.3)
Chhattisgarh105 77416581.6 (1.5 to 1.7)
Jharkhand149 14062124.1 (4.0 to 4.3)
Madhya Pradesh218 81770413.3 (3.2 to 3.4)
Odisha114 05369845.8 (5.7 to 6.0)
Rajasthan132 68048973.5 (3.3 to 3.6)
Uttarakhand145 92364705.4 (5.2 to 5.5)
Uttar Pradesh495 91729 3175.9 (5.8 to 6.0)
  • *The abortion rate is the number of abortions per 100 pregnancy outcomes (either an abortion or a live birth).

  • †Frequencies are unweighted (true counts). Rates/proportions are weighted for survey design and clustering effects.

  • AHS, Annual Health Survey.