1.6 Induced 2nd trimester abortion 1998-2010 (updated May, 2011)
Responsible: Charlotte Skovlund og ějvind Lidegaard
6.1 Induced 2nd trimester abortions in Denmark 1998-2010. N = 8,207.
Comments: Since 1998 the number of 2nd trimester induced abortions has increased by 56%.
Same in per cent
Comments: Fetal conditions
are are since year 2000 responsible for an increasing part of the induced
abortions, and account now for 55% of 2. trimester induced abortons.
The increasing proportion of foetal indications could be due to the new prenatal screening detecting more
fetal malformations than previously. Social circumstances (DO055-DO057) account for about 36% (decreasing)
while maternal indications account for the last 9%. There are on average 7 2nd trimester abortions after illigal acts.
6.2 Surgical evacuation rate
(%) after 2nd trimester induced abortion in DK (Gyn dept)
1998-2010. N = 8,206, n = 4,173. Absolute number of evacuations indicated with italics.
Comments: The evacuation rate has stabilised on 50-60% since year 2000. The evacuation rate
is higher than after 2nd trimester missed abortion.
6.3 Evacuation rate (%) after
2nd trimester induced abortion in DK in 2010
at different departments. N = 766, n = 430.
Both primary and secondary evacuations included.
Number with a surgical code versus all induced 2nd trimester abortions. Absolute number of
evacuations indicated with italics
Comments: We are facing
rate ratios between departments of up to 5.3 fold!, ranging from
16% in Viborg to 87% in Skejby.