Definition: 'Abortion Rate'
abortion rateType: Term
1. the number of induced abortions per 1000 pregnancies that resulted in a live birth, stillbirth, or induced termination.
2. the number of terminations ×1000 ÷ the female population ages of between 15 and 44 years.
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