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State report: 39K+ abortions performed in Illinois in 2017

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By LGIS Newsfeed | Dec 7, 2018

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DeKalb County accounted for 150 of the 39,329 abortions performed statewide in 2017, according to an Illinois Department of Public Health report issued in December, which tracks abortions performed on an annual basis.

The report also tracks the age and marital status of the abortion recipient and the pregnancy term at the time of the abortion.

Among Illinois residents, 10,002 of the women who received abortions in 2017 were between 20 and 24 years old. An overwhelming majority of the abortions (25,470) involved single women, according to the IDPH report.

Of the total number of abortions performed in the state last year, 5,528 of those involved women who reside outside of Illinois. 

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2017 Illinois Abortions - by County

CountyPopulationAbortions

Cook5,211,26321,288
DuPage930,1281,311
Will692,6611,079
Lake703,520811
Kane534,667775
St. Clair262,479558
Peoria183,011462
Madison265,428393
Winnebago284,778350
Sangamon196,452348
McHenry309,122326
McLean172,290317
Macon105,801267
Champaign209,399234
Tazewell133,526216
Kankakee109,605152
DeKalb104,733150
La Salle110,067148
Vermilion77,909139
Kendall126,218135
Jackson58,28482
Rock Island144,80875
Grundy50,58664
Coles51,97952
Ogle51,06351
Williamson67,328<50
Knox50,638<50
Adams66,234<50
Whiteside56,118<50
Henry49,328<50
Source: Illinois Department of Public Health;

U.S. Census Bureau

Counties with fewer than 50 abortions in a year don't report their precise number.

2017 Illinois Abortions - by Age 

Age# of abortions% of total
0-14910.2%
15-179122.3%
18-192,1375.4%
20-2410,00225.4%
25-299,54224.3%
30-345,62514.3%
35-393,2548.3%
40-441,0912.8%
45+860.2%
Not Reported920.2%

2017 Abortions - Pregnancy Term

Term# of abortions# of total
0-3 Weeks<500.0%
4-7 Weeks16,16841.1%
8-11 Weeks9,99725.4%
12-15 Weeks3,1858.1%

2017 Abortions - by Marital Status

Age# of abortions% of total
Married3,2828.3%
Single25,47064.8%
Unknown4,08010.4%
Source: Illinois Department of Public Health

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