A number of equations for the various population control policies are worked out for a desired reduction in the rate of growth. At the ages of 25 and 30 respectively, 61 and 97% of contraceptive users are necessary to reduce the present rate of growth of 0.026 to 0.010. While at the age of 25 about 69 and 76% contraceptive users are required for the same reduction in the rate of growth, assuming that 25 and 50% would discontinue the use of contraceptives at the age of 35. The birth and death rates in the study area (Varanasi Rural) have remained almost constant for several years, justifying the assumption of a stable population. This study emphasises the need for the use of contraceptive devices at two or more age levels.
Volume 44 | Issue 5
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