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Table 2 National abortion rate for reproductive age women (15–49) during 2005–2016 (‰)

From: Achieving SDG related sexual and reproductive health targets in China: what are appropriate indicators and how we interpret them?

YearAbortion NumbersNumber of reproductive age womenAbortion rate(‰)
20057,105,995351,623,08320.21
20067,308,615362,650,49620.15
20077,632,539360,900,00021.15
20089,173,101360,217,58725.47
20096,111,375363,526,91916.81
20106,361,539376,057,53716.92
20116,631,310382,937,64717.32
20126,690,027381,523,46617.54
20136,237,177375,750,60816.6
20149,621,995370,721,41125.95
20159,851,961365,669,03226.94
20169,644,724342,898,05328.13
  1. Data sources: the abortion rates in this table were calculated by dividing abortion numbers with the number of reproductive age women of the same year. Abortion numbers come from “China Health Statistical Yearbook 2006-2012” and “China Health and Family Planning Statistical Yearbook 2013-2017”, and number of reproductive age women come from “China Statistical Yearbook 2008-2017”.