TA Eric Kushings
February 26, 2013
Normality and Abnormality patterns based on Statistics
There are many outside sources that help individuals to decide whether an occurrence or phenomenon is abnormal or normal. One source we use to base conclusions from is statistical data. Statistical data that shows what is abnormal or normal sometimes contradicts what is evolutionary or culturally abnormal. For example, I referred to the census bureau statistics and assess the data on the rates of abortion in 1990 and 2007. In order to determine whether patterns of statistically abnormality or normality exist I compared the number of white women ages 15 to 44 who received abortions in 1990 and 2007 to the number of black women.
Generally speaking, overtime the abortion rates in whites decreased as the abortion rates in blacks increased. In table 101 the data was broken down into years, all races, white, and black women ages 15 to 44. This data in turn could be compared to the total population of all races to find a percentage of black and white female Americans who received abortions in 1990 and 2007. According to the United States Census Bureau, as estimated by interpolation; the number of women ages 15-44 who received abortions in the United States in 1990 was 58,700,000 women. At this time 48,224,000 white American women had received abortions or 82.15 % of the total number of abortions in 1990 (U.S. Census Bureau, 2012). Population increases overtime is a normal aspect of life due to the biological nature of humans. In 2007, the number of women ages 15-44 who received abortions in the United States was 62,097,000; a 5.78 % increase from 17 years prior. At this time 48,480,000 white American women had received abortions, or 78.07 % of the total number of abortions in 2007. Furthermore at this time 9,288,000 black American women received abortions within the same year and comprised 14.86 % of the total number of abortions. By...