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Table 2 Multinomial logistic regression results on role-players in abortion decision-making by background characteristics of respondents

From: Role-players in abortion decision-making in the Accra Metropolis, Ghana

  Personal/self Male partner Participant’s nother
  Coefficient 95% CI Coefficient 95% CI Coefficient 95% CI
Knowledge of abortion     
Abortion is not legal 0 [0,0] 0 [0,0] 0 [0,0]
Abortion is illegal −1.013 [−3.070,1.044] −0.884 [−2.886,1.118] −1.683* [−4.053,0.686]
Don’t know −1.030 [−2.672,0.612] −1.248 [−2.856,0.360] −1.522 [−3.418,0.374]
Level of education     
None/Primary 0 [0,0] 0 [0,0] 0 [0,0]
Middle/JSS 0.649 [−1.506,2.803] 1.097 [−1.034,3.229] 1.024 [−1.449,3.497]
Secondary and Higher 0.561 [−1.247,2.369] 0.947 [−0.826,2.719] 0.430 [−1.769,2.629]
Ethnicity       
Akan 0 [0,0] 0 [0,0]   
Ewe −0.240 [−2.161,1.682] −0.169 [−2.048,1.710] 0 [0,0]
Ga/Dangbme −0.242 [−1.830,1.346] −0.294 [−1.844,1.255] 0.273 [−1.937,2.483]
Mole-Dagbani −1.312 [−4.236,1.613] −1.279 [−4.154,1.596] 0.923 [−0.994,2.840]
Religion       
Christian       
Moslem 1.453 [−1.810,4.716] 2.262 [−0.952,5.476] 1.879 [−1.721,5.479]
Others −0.589 [−15911.6,15910.4] 17.01 [−14202.2,14236.2] 18.37 [−14200.8,14237.6]
Age     
15-19 0 [0,0] 0 [0,0] 0 [0,0]
20-24 −0.308 [−2.509,1.893] 0.497 [−1.683,2.676] −0.718 [−3.068,1.632]
25-29 1.362 [−1.583,4.306] 1.736 [−1.187,4.659] 0.386 [−2.851,3.623]
30-34 −1.085 [−4.019,1.849] −0.647 [−3.514,2.220] −17.01 [−2853.4,2819.4]
35+ −1.371 [−4.240,1.498] −1.015 [−3.847,1.817] −2.568 [−6.618,1.483]
Occupation     
Unemployed 0 [0,0] 0 [0,0] 0 [0,0]
Self-employed 1.973 [−0.0726,4.018] 1.366 [−0.598,3.329] 1.564 [−1.407,4.535]
Student/Apprentice 1.893 [−0.133,3.919] 1.601 [−0.330,3.532] 2.769 [−0.0294,5.567]
Other 0.700 [−1.683,3.083] 1.408 [−0.821,3.637] 1.893 [−1.434,5.220]
Marital status     
Never married 0 [0,0] 0 [0,0] 0 [0,0]
Married/In-union −0.924 [−2.482,0.635] −0.608 [−2.128,0.911] −1.144 [−3.066,0.779]
Formerly married 15.09 [−3811.3,3841.5] 15.15 [−3811.2,3841.5] 14.69 [−3811.7,3841.1]
Number of previous abortions     
None 0 [0,0] 0 [0,0] 0 [0,0]
One −1.459 [−3.316,0.398] −0.0657 [−1.922,1.791] −0.864 [−2.954,1.226]
Two −0.647 [−3.127,1.833] 0.310 [−2.162,2.783] −0.716 [−3.681,2.249]
Three+ −0.836 [−4.110,2.438] 0.0392 [−3.232,3.311] 0.571 [−2.958,4.100]
Number of living children     
None 0 [0,0] 0 [0,0] 0 [0,0]
One 1.920 [−0.450,4.290] 1.594 [−0.743,3.931] 1.397 [−1.336,4.131]
Two 1.093 [−1.460,3.645] 1.181 [−1.320,3.683] 0.314 [−3.066,3.695]
Three 1.480 [−1.676,4.636] 2.151 [−0.899,5.201] −12.50 [−3675.7,3650.7]
Four+ 1.487 [−2.106,5.079] 1.107 [−2.408,4.622] 1.906 [−2.789,6.601]
Constant 1.779 [−0.922,4.479] 0.512 [−2.222,3.247] 0.00180 [−3.547,3.550]
AIC 669.7
Log likelihood −256.8
Chi-squared 110.5
N 299
  1. *p < 0.05, **p < 0.01, ***p < 0.001.
  2. Reference category: “Others”.