Tennessee Abortion Numbers

TN Department of Health Abortion Numbers
2008 2009 Percentage Change from Previous Year 2010 Percentage Change from Previous Year 2011 Percentage Change from Previous Year
Total Abortions TN Women 14,245 13,691 -3.89% 12,573 -8.17% 12,368 -1.63%
  Married Women 1,952 1,801 -7.74% 1,709 -5.11% 1,789 4.68%
  Not Married 11,349 11,295 -0.48% 10,204 -9.66% 9,758 -4.37%
  Unknown 944 595 -36.97% 660 10.92% 821 24.39%
  *Non-Tennessee women 4,008 3,783 -5.61% 3,800 0.45% 3,747 -1.39%
Total Abortions in TN 18,253 17,474   16,373   16,115  
*In 2011, the Tennessee Department of Health provided total number of abortions performed in Tennessee, regardless of
place of residency for the first time.  In previous years the number is taken from the CDC.
In 2008 & 2009 22% of abortions were on out of state women in 2010 30% and 2011 23%.
Age of Woman 2008 2009   2010   2011  
Age 10 - 14 79 57 -27.85% 56 -1.75% 43 -23.21%
Age 15 - 17 750 676 -9.87% 561 -17.01% 473 -15.69%
Age 18 - 19  1,468 1,375 -6.34% 1,152 -16.22% 1,045 -9.29%
Age 20 - 24 4,751 4,529 -4.67% 4,287 -5.34% 4,158 -3.01%
Age 25 - 29 3,604 3,454 -4.16% 3,087 -10.63% 3,147 1.94%
Age 30 - 34 1,988 1,978 -0.50% 1,933 -2.28% 1,975 2.17%
Age 35 - 39 1,202 1,188 -1.16% 1,068 -10.10% 1,059 -0.84%
Age 40 - 44 336 327 -2.68% 331 1.22% 358 8.16%
Unknown 67 107 59.70% 98 -8.41% 110 12.24%
Total 14,245 13,691   12,573   12,368  
Race of Woman 2008 2009   2010   2011  
White 6,876 6,458 -6.47% 5,787 -10.39% 5,729 -1.00%
Non-White 6,986 6,680 -4.58% 6,297 -5.73% 6,125 -2.73%
Unknown 383 553 30.74% 489 -11.57% 514 5.11%
Total 14,245 13,691   12,573   12,368  
Percentage of abortions by race 2008 2009   2010   2011  
White 48.27% 47.17%   46.03%   46.32%  
Non-White 49.04% 48.79%   50.08%   49.52%  
Abortions by Region 2008 2009   2010   2011  
East Tennessee 858 844 -1.63% 760 -9.95% 764 0.53%
Northeast TN 272 254 -6.62% 227 -10.63% 127 -44.05%
Mid-Cumberland 2,033 1,945 -4.33% 1,800 -7.46% 1,849 2.72%
South Central 526 479 -8.94% 419 -12.53% 373 -10.98%
South East 288 246 -14.58% 222 -9.76% 235 5.86%
Upper Cumberland 266 281 5.64% 244 -13.17% 269 10.25%
Northwest 294 263 -10.54% 277 5.32% 245 -11.55%
Southwest 431 420 -2.55% 378 -10.00% 379 0.26%
Shelby 5,103 4,937 -3.25% 4,583 -7.17% 4,595 0.26%
Davidson 2,523 2,372 -5.98% 2,202 -7.17% 2,161 -1.86%
Knox 991 1,009 1.82% 853 -15.46% 844 -1.06%
Hamilton 321 346 7.79% 301 -13.01% 306 1.66%
Madison 244 212 -13.11% 230 8.49% 188 -18.26%
Sullivan 95 83 -12.63% 77 -7.23% 33 -57.14%
Total 14,245 13,691   12,573   12,368  
Shelby County women accounted for 37% of abortions on Tennessee Women in 2011, 36% in 2010, 2009, & 2008.
Davidson County women accounted for 18% of abortions on Tennessee Women in 2011 & 2010 and 17% in 2009.