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Table 1 Socio-demographic characteristics of the respondents by method choice in four selected health institutions, Northwest Ethiopia, November, 2009

From: Client preferences and acceptability for medical abortion and MVA as early pregnancy termination method in Northwest Ethiopia

Variable Medical MVA
Age (mean) 23 ± 4.4 23.7 ± 4.8
Place of residence*   
Urban 204(81.3) 115(72.3)
Rural 47(18.7) 44(27.7)
Marital status   
Single 122(48.6) 71(44.7)
Married 119(47.4) 84(52.8)
Other 10(4.0) 4(2.5)
Educational level   
Illiterate 37(14.7) 35(22.0)
Primary 40(15.9) 31(19.5)
Secondary and above 174(69.3) 93(58.5)
Religion   
Orthodox 236(94.0) 144(90.6)
Muslim 10(4.0) 12(7.5)
Other 5(2.0) 3(1.9)
Ethnicity   
Amhara 245(97.6) 153(96.2)
Oromo 4(1.6) 3(1.9)
Other 2(.8) 3(1.9)
  1. *P < 0.02