Video | Agriculture | Confidence | Economy | Energy | Employment | Finance | Media | Property | RBNZ | Science | SOEs | Tax | Technology | Telecoms | Tourism | Transport | Search

 


More Abortions in 2000

Abortions: year ended December 2000

More Abortions in 2000

There were 16,103 abortions performed in New Zealand during the 2000 December year, 602 or 3.9 per cent more than in 1999, Government Statistician Brian Pink said today when releasing the latest abortion statistics.

The abortion rate (number of abortions per 1,000 women aged 15-44 years) rose from 18.2 in 1999 to a high of 19.0 in 2000. New Zealand's abortion rate is higher than for the Netherlands, Germany and Finland - all with rates below 11 per 1,000, but is lower than that of Australia and the United States - both above an estimated 22 per 1,000.

Repeat abortions are increasing. In 2000, 33.5 per cent of all abortions were to women who had one or more previous abortions. This compares with 28.2 per cent in 1995 and 21.1 per cent in 1990.

The age group 20-24 years remains the most common age for abortions, accounting for approximately three out of 10 abortions in any year. Women in this age group had the highest abortion rate of 36.0 abortions per 1,000 in the 2000 year, followed by those aged 25-29 years (24.9 per 1,000) and women aged 15-19 years (23.5 per 1,000). Between 1999 and 2000, the abortion rate for teenagers increased by 8 per cent, while that for women aged 20-39 years increased by about 4 per cent. The average age of New Zealand women having an abortion has risen by 0.6 years since 1990 to 26.6 years in 2000.

New Zealand European/Pakeha women had the lowest abortion ratio (210 abortions per 1,000 known pregnancies) and Asian women the highest (311 per 1,000). The Asian women's ratio is about 41 per cent above the national average (220 per 1,000). Mäori women and Pacific women recorded abortion ratios of 257 and 253 per 1,000 respectively.

Brian Pink GOVERNMENT STATISTICIAN END

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Business Headlines | Sci-Tech Headlines

 

I Sing The Highway Electric: Charge Net NZ To Connect New Zealand

BMW is turning Middle Earth electric after today announcing a substantial contribution to the charging network Charge Net NZ. This landmark partnership will enable Kiwis to drive their electric vehicles (EVs) right across New Zealand through the installation of a fast charging highway stretching from Kaitaia to Invercargill. More>>

ALSO:

Watch This Space: Mahia Rocket Lab Launch Site Officially Opened

Economic Development Minster Steven Joyce today opened New Zealand’s first orbital launch site, Rocket Lab Launch Complex 1, on the Mahia Peninsula on the North Island’s east coast. More>>

Earlier:

Marketing Rocks!
Ig Nobel Award Winners Assess The Personality Of Rocks

A Massey University marketing lecturer has received the 2016 Ig Nobel Prize for economics for a research project that asked university students to describe the “brand personalities” of three rocks. More>>

ALSO:

Nurofen Promotion: Reckitt Benckiser To Plead Guilty To Misleading Ads

Reckitt Benckiser (New Zealand) intends to plead guilty to charges of misleading consumers over the way it promoted a range of Nurofen products, the Commerce Commission says. More>>

ALSO:

Half A Billion Accounts, Including Xtra: Yahoo Confirms Huge Data Breach

The account information may have included names, email addresses, telephone numbers, dates of birth, hashed passwords (the vast majority with bcrypt) and, in some cases, encrypted or unencrypted security questions and answers. More>>

ALSO:

Rural Branches: Westpac To Close 19 Branches, ANZ Looks At 7

Westpac confirms it will close nineteen branches across the country; ANZ closes its Ngaruawahia branch and is consulting on plans to close six more branches; The bank workers union says many of its members are nervous about their futures and asking ... More>>

Interest Rates: RBNZ's Wheeler Keeps OCR At 2%

Reserve Bank governor Graeme Wheeler kept the official cash rate at 2 percent and said more easing will be needed to get inflation back within the target band. More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Business
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news