SHIFT NC

Data Caveat - 2011-14

Because of challenges with data reporting between 2011 and 2014, the North Carolina State Center for Health Statistics has urged caution when using and interpreting the following data:

  • total numbers of abortions
  • abortion rates
  • total numbers or pregnancies
  • pregnancy rates

The data listed above may be underreported for the years 2011 through 2014. Therefore, actual pregnancy and abortion rates and numbers may be higher for these years in your county. Birth rates are unaffected by this reporting issue.