Table 1

Abortion data availability by type, time period, and Sustainable Development Group region

RegionData type1990–19992000–20092010–2018Total
ObservationsCountries and territoriesObservationsCountries and territoriesObservationsCountries and territoriesObservationsCountries and territories
Sub-Saharan Africa
(50 countries)
Study116599 16
Survey115253 11
Official statistics143465367 96
Complete 41191152 38
Incomplete 102274215 58
Total 16 57 50 123 20
West Asia and North Africa
(25 countries)
Study110000 1
Survey327443 14
Official statistics715975704 238
Complete 000000 0
Incomplete 715975704 238
Total 75 104 74 253 7
Central and South Asia
(14 countries)
Study112254 8
Survey332232 8
Official statistics758838766 234
Complete 000000 0
Incomplete 758838766 234
Total 79 87 84 250 10
East and Southeast Asia
(17 countries)
Study222200 4
Survey3114482 25
Official statistics8281037828 267
Complete 505613453 156
Incomplete 323424375 111
Total 87 119 90 296 11
Latin America
(38 countries)
Study449700 13
Survey110011 2
Official statistics578119127012 246
Complete 133434264 82
Incomplete 445768448 164
Total 62 128 71 261 17
Europe and Northern America*
(42 countries)
Study10110181 28
Survey843311 12
Official statistics640427943953738 1971
Complete 416224852235524 1256
Incomplete 224203091718214 715
Total 658 807 546 2011 38
Australia and New Zealand
(two countries)
Study1014100 14
Survey000000 0
Official statistics312402292 100
Complete 111201161 47
Incomplete 201201131 53
Total 41 44 29 114 2
Oceania (excluding Australia and New Zealand)
(eight countries)
Study000000 0
Survey000000 0
Official statistics004121 6
Complete 000000 0
Incomplete 004121 6
Total 0 4 2 6 1
  • Country columns are not mutually exclusive, which is why they are only totalled for all time periods and sources.

  • *In the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (UK), abortion incidence is reported separately for England and Wales, and Scotland. As a result, for the total number of countries in Europe and Northern America we count these two reporting groupings as separate countries.