Social Question

RedDeerGuy1's avatar

How are abortions and miscarriages calculated in determining average life expectancy of a country?

Asked by RedDeerGuy1 (16103points) 1 month ago

Do they count as age zero, a negative number, or not at all?

Observing members: 0 Composing members: 0

5 Answers

zenvelo's avatar

They aren’t counted . Life expectancy is based on live births.

SergeantQueen's avatar

I’m not really sure they would count at all. What @zenvelo said.
I feel that if they did, the average would go way down because abortions and miscarriages happen more than you’d expect and it would really skew the numbers

kritiper's avatar

As far as I know, they aren’t.

JLeslie's avatar

They don’t count.

I’m not even sure a full term still birth counts? I doubt it.

Does a live birth with the death happening minutes or just hours later count? I’m not sure.

SEKA's avatar

I’d say it doesn’t count at all as the child is not actually born, so the life expectancy is static at zero

Answer this question




to answer.
Your answer will be saved while you login or join.

Have a question? Ask Fluther!

What do you know more about?
Knowledge Networking @ Fluther