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Table 1 Risk of unsafe abortion in relation to the socio-economic status of women at the time of unintended pregnancy

From: Decision making on unsafe abortions in Sri Lanka: a case-control study

  Cases Controls Odds ratio
Characteristic N = 171* N = 600* (95% CI)
  No. % No. %  
Current marital status      
Single/divorce/separate/widow 31 18.1% 10 1.7% 12.9 (6.3-27)
Parity (P)      
Primi 36 21.1% 83 13.8% 1.7 (1.1-2.6)
Decided on family size      
No 89 52.0% 173 28.8% 2.7 (1.9-3.8)
On contraceptives      
No 103 60.2% 238 39.7% 1.5 (0.9-2.2)
Living children      
Yes 40 23.4% 92 15.3% 1.7 (1.1-2.6)
Secondary education      
Not completed 115 67.6% 332 55.5% 1.7 (1.2-2.4)
Currently employed      
Yes 69 40.4% 149 24.8% 2.1 (1.4-2.9)
Type of occupation 1      
Unskilled/Less skilled 52 76.5% 80 56.3% 2.5 (1.3-4.8)
Secondary education of partner      
Not completed 89 59.7% 308 52.1% 1.4 (0.7-1.6)
  1. *In some variables, row values do not add up to the total cases and controls due to missing data.
  2. 1Includes only the employed women.
  3. CI = confidence interval.