Department of History, Ramakrishna Vivekanada Mission Debarati Roy Memorial Institute, Sodepur, Kolkata, West Bengal, India
*Corresponding Author: Mahashweta Das, Department of History, Ramakrishna Vivekanada Mission Debarati Roy Memorial Institute, Sodepur, Kolkata, West Bengal, India.
Received: July 16, 2021; Published: August 10, 2021
Senior women (≥ 35) pregnancies and linked induced abortions always indicate a serious women’s health issue. Any woman age ≥ 35 years old is considered herein as a senior. The induced abortions trends of senior women in New Zealand for the period 2000 to 2019 is determined in the current article. Senior women are grouped into three age groups such as 35 - 39, 40 - 44 and ≥ 45 years old. For each age group, mean and variance trend equations are examined, and for the age group 35 - 39, both the mean and variance trends equations are derived herein, and for the rest two groups only the mean trend equations are derived as the variance is constant for these two groups. For the above three age groups, the mean and variance trend is a non-linear polynomial, and the mean trend is of five, three, and first degree, while the variance trend is of fourth, zero, zero degree polynomial in time, respectively. The trend curve for the age ≥ 45 years old is strictly increasing, while trend curve for the age groups (35 - 39), or (40 - 44) is initially increasing up to 2006, or 2005, and after that they are declining up to 2014, or 2015, and finally they are increasing over the time. The derived trend models can forecast the induced abortion numbers in future. Many social educational plans related family planning are highly necessary at school/college levels to impart the adverse effects knowledge of induced abortions to women health, that may reduce the senior women’s induced abortions. Some extra efforts are requisite to impart the required education on effective contraception use and family planning.
Keywords: Family Planning; Health Issue; Joint Generalized Linear Models (JGLMs); Induced Abortion; Non-Constant Variance; Senior Adults; Trends
Citation: Mahashweta Das. “Induced Abortion Trends for Senior Women (≥ 35 Years Old) in New Zealand Between 2000--2019". Acta Scientific Clinical Case Reports 2.9 (2021): 24-30.
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