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Report: Will ranks 3rd among largest Illinois counties for abortions performed in 2016

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By LGIS Newsfeed | Jan 16, 2018

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Will County accounted for 1,202 of the 38,382 abortions performed statewide in 2016, according to an Illinois Department of Public Health report issued in December, which tracks abortions performed on an annual basis.

Among the state's 30 most populous counties, Will ranked third behind Cook and DePage counties in the number of abortions performed in 2016, according to health department data.

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

More than half of abortions performed in Illinois in 2016 involved women ages 20 to 29. More than 7 in 10 involved women ages 19 to 34.

More than 6 in 10 Illinois abortions involved single women. About 8 percent were performed, "late term," or after 12 weeks of gestation, according to the IDPH report.

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

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2016 Illinois Abortions by County

CountyPopulationAbortions
Cook5,227,99221,747
DuPage927,4181,504
Will681,5901,202
Lake701,219817
Kane521,306815
St. Clair268,714519
Peoria187,255472
Madison267,899391
McHenry307,729360
Sangamon199,269319
Winnebago291,844288
McLean172,295229
Tazewell136,122197
DeKalb104,622167
Kendall118,108165
La Salle112,944141
Kankakee112,847132
Macon109,978114
Champaign203,435111
Jackson60,11380
Vermilion80,71565
Williamson66,71465
Knox52,25462
Grundy50,20861
Ogle52,85051
Rock Island147,514<50
Adams67,243<50
Whiteside57,832<50
Coles53,659<50
Henry50,177<50
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2016 Illinois Abortions by Age 

Age# of abortions% of total
0-141040.3%
15-179932.6%
18-192,0145.2%
20-2410,00726.1%
25-299,22924.0%
30-345,76215.0%
40-441,0212.7%
45+970.3%
Not Reported950.2%
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2016 Illinois Abortions by Pregnancy Term 

Term# of abortions# of total
0-3 Weeks<500.0%
4-7 Weeks16,02941.8%
8-11 Weeks9,23024.0%
12-15 Weeks2,8687.5%
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2016 Illinois Abortions by Marital Status

Age# of abortions% of total
Married3,2678.5%
Single24,29363.3%
Unknown5,10313.3%
Source for all tables: Illinois Department of Public Health

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