Reasons given for having abortions in the United States
The 1987 AGI study (published in 1988) surveyed 1,900 women who had abortions. The results of this survey are among the most commonly cited figures regarding reasons for abortions in the United States. The 1,773 women who responded gave an average of 3.7 reasons from the list, with the most important reasons cited by respondents tabulated below. It should be noted that only rounded percentages, not raw numbers, were provided; an AGI review article in 1998  cited the 1988 study but gave slightly different figures, shown below in parenthesis (the parenthetical figure for rape and incest is a range of uncertainty derived from breakdowns in the 1988 report).
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Summary: This report reviews available statistics regarding reasons given for obtaining abortions in the United States, including surveys by the Alan Guttmacher Institute and data from seven state health/statistics agencies that report relevant statistics (Arizona, Florida, Louisiana, Minnesota, Nebraska, South Dakota, and Utah). The official data imply that AGI claims regarding "hard case" abortions are inflated by roughly a factor of three. Actual percentage of U.S. abortions in "hard cases" are estimated as follows: in cases of rape, 0.3%; in cases of incest, 0.03%; in cases of risk to maternal life, 0.1%; in cases of risk to maternal health, 0.8%; and in cases of fetal health issues, 0.5%. About 98.3% of abortions in the United States are elective, including socio-economic reasons or for birth control. This includes perhaps 30% for primarily economic reasons and possibly 0.1% each for sex selection and selective reduction of multifetal pregnancies.
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For the case of abortions in cases of rape, adjustment for state-to-state and year-to-year variation in occurrence of rape is necessary. The respective state or survey data set is used to derive the rate at which abortions occur in connection to reported rapes, with these rates then applied to nationwide data to derive corresponding percentage estimates for 2004 and 2011.
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Estimates based on data reported for these six states generally give results significantly below figures based on AGI studies. The sole exception is Florida, which like Illinois as discussed above likely represents inflated reporting of rape as a reason for abortion. For the states of Minnesota, Nebraska, South Dakota, and Utah, the derived national estimates (0.15-0.32%) are consistent despite the larger range in state-level percentages (i.e. factor of 2 range in national estimates versus factor of 4 range in state-level percentages). These estimates are also consistent with the previously derived estimate of 0.54% based on FBI and DOJ figures and the Holmes et al. study. Thus it is reasonable to conclude that, contrary to AGI figures, the fraction of abortions nationwide in cases of rape is closer to 0.3%.
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Some states report maternal mental health issues as a reason for abortion. This is a far more subjective determination that the previously reviewed cases, a subjectivity partly illustrated by the case of Utah where 92.5% of abortions from 1996-2014 are reported as "therapeutic". The percentages of abortions reported in cases of maternal mental health issues are: 0.11% in Florida (1998-2008 data), 0.14% in Florida (2008-2009 data), 0.95% in Louisiana (1996-2012 data), 6.46% in Minnesota (1998-2014 data), 7.01% in Nebraska (2000-2014 data), and 8.04% in South Dakota (1999-2014 data).