# Abortion ratio

From Demography

This article describes a ratio measure. In the standard operationalization, the numerator of the measure is number of abortions (view other ratio measures with this numerator) and the denominator of the measure is number of live births (view other ratio measures with this denominator). The denominator used for reporting is 1000. The measurement period is a variable.

The numerator counts the number of occurrences of an event during the measurement period.

The denominator counts the number of occurrences of an event.