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Public Health Data Inventory

Abortion Records

Background

Database of abortion records in Nebraska

Type of Data

The data are population-based for ongoing surveillance.

Data Collection Method and Availability

Report of Induced Abortion certificates are submitted by mail by clinics on a varying schedule. They are required to be submitted within 15 days of the end of the calendar month the abortion was oerformed. Vital Records verifies the forms are complete and the DHHS Office of Health Statistics enters the data into the database. The data has been collected monthly since June 1973.

Related Links and Reports

Statistics Reports of Abortions

Data Contact

Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services
Division of Public Health
Office of Vital Records
Gold’s Building, 1033 O Street, Suite 130
Lincoln, NE 68509
Phone: (402) 471-2873