Biosocial determinants of hysterectomy in New Zealand.

  title={Biosocial determinants of hysterectomy in New Zealand.},
  author={Arunachalam Dharmalingam and Ian Pool and Jennifer Dickson},
  journal={American journal of public health},
  volume={90 9},
OBJECTIVES This study examined the prevalence and biosocial correlates of hysterectomy. METHODS Data were from a 1995 national survey of women aged 20 to 59 years. We applied piecewise nonparametric exponential hazards models to a subsample aged 25 to 59 to estimate the effects of biosocial correlates on hysterectomy likelihood. RESULTS Risks of hysterectomy for 1991 through 1995 were lower than those before 1981. University-educated and professional women were less likely to undergo… CONTINUE READING

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