Hawaii Abortion Statistics
State abortion statistics from the leading public and private sources.
Collective state abortion statistics are gathered privately by the Guttmacher Institute and federally by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). Because of reporting lag, their most recent data is generally 2-3 years old. In most cases, state-level abortion facts are more current than the numbers reported by Guttmacher or the CDC. Guttmacher’s abortion statistics are estimates built on surveys of all known and suspected abortion providers. For 2014, 58% of queried providers responded to their information request. Abortion totals were estimated for the 42% of abortion providers who did not respond.
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Total Abortions (2016): 1,724
The Hawaii State Department of Health reports that 1,724 abortions took place in Hawaii during 2016. This number includes abortions performed on out-of-state residents but does not include abortions performed on Hawaii residents in other states.
SOURCE: Hawaii State Department of Health
Total Abortions (2015): 2,026
The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) reports that 2,026 abortions took place in Hawaii during 2015. This number includes abortions performed on out-of-state residents but does not include abortions performed on Hawaii residents in other states. The table below compares Hawaii abortion totals by year.
Abortion Percentage (2015): 9.9%
In 2015, 9.9% of pregnancies in Hawaii ended in abortion. This number does not take into account miscarriages. It was arrived at by dividing the state abortion ratio by the sum of the abortion ratio plus 1,000. The abortion ratio is the number of abortions that occurred per 1,000 lives births. The table below compares Hawaii abortion percentages by year.
Out-of-State Abortion Percentage (2015): 0.3%
The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) reports that 0.3% of the abortions that took place in Hawaii were performed on out-of-state residents.
*U.S. averages are limited to reporting districts.
Estimated Total Abortions (2014): 3,760
The Guttmacher Institute estimates that approximately 3,760 abortions took place in Hawaii during 2014. In 2011, an estimated 5,580 abortions occured—compared with an estimated 5,630 in 2008 and 5,350 in 2005.
Estimated Abortion Percentage (2014): 17%
In 2014, an estimated 17% of pregnancies in Hawaii ended in abortion. This number does not take into account miscarriages. It was arrived at by dividing Guttmacher's abortion estimate by the sum total of live births (18,550)—as reported by the CDC—and estimated abortions.
Estimated Abortion Rate* (2014): 14
The Guttmacher Institute estimates that the 2014 abortion rate for Hawaii was 14. In 2011, the abortion rate in Hawaii was 21.1. It was 22.6 in 2008, 21.8 in 2005, and 22.2 in 2000. The 2014 abortion rate across the entire United States was 14.6.
*The abortion rate is the number of abortions per 1,000 women aged 15-44 years.
Percentage of All U.S. Abortions (2014): 0.4%
In 2014, approximately 0.4% of all U.S. abortions occurred in Hawaii.
Facilities That Perform Abortions (2014): 29
In 2014, the Guttmacher Institute reports that there were 29 abortion providers in Hawaii. There were 33 providers in 2011, 37 providers in 2008, 39 providers in 2005, and 51 providers in 2000.
State Abortion Restrictions (2016):
Hawaii does not have any state-level abortion restrictions—such as waiting periods, mandated parental involvement or limitations on publicly-funded abortions.