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Table 2 Risk of unsafe abortion in relation to the decision making process among women with unintended pregnancies

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

Decision making process Cases Controls Odds ratio
N = 171 N = 600 (95% CI)
No. % No. %  
Advice sought at decision making      
Yes* 76 44.4% 190 31.7% 1.7 (1.2-2.4)
• Friend 38 22.2% 26 4.3%  
• Family/Relation 30 17.5% 12 2.0%  
• Neighbour 6 3.5% 8 1.3%  
• Medical personnel 0 0.0% 10 1.7%  
• Spouse/ Partner 62 36.6% 171 28.5%  
Final decision made with partner      
No 109 63.7% 205 34.2% 3.4 (2.4-4.8)
Spoken to a person who had experienced an abortion      
Yes 53 31.0% 129 21.5% 1.6 (1.1-2.4)
Will undergo abortion if any unintended pregnancy in future      
Yes 17 9.9% 7 1.2% 19.7 (7.8-50.1)
Difficult to say 58 33.9% 211 35.2% 2.2 (1.5-3.4)
  1. *Multiple responses; sources of information do not add to the total who took advice.
  2. CI = confidence interval.