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Table 3 Description of clients and abortion care for 27,724 abortion cases at 41 facilities in Bihar accredited under Yukti Yojana, January 2012 to July 2014

From: Expanding availability of safe abortion services through private sector accreditation: a case study of the Yukti Yojana program in Bihar, India

  All MTP cases (N = 27,724)
  n (%)
Type of service received
 Induced abortion 12,627 (46)
 Postabortion care 14,993 (54)
 Referred to higher level facility 104 (<1)
 Missing 0  
Client age, yearsa
 17–24 2381 (16)
 ≥ 25 12,265 (82)
 Missing 347 (2)
Age
 Mean 29.9  
 (SD) (11.42)  
Client religiona
 Hindu 13,723 (92)
 Muslim 1182 (8)
 Other 11 (<1)
 Missing 77 (1)
Client education
 Never attended school 6624 (24)
 Primary/middle school 14,018 (51)
 Secondary school or more 5253 (19)
 Missing 1829 (7)
Client caste
 SC/ST 4434 (16)
 OBC 14,128 (51)
 General 8155 (29)
 Missing 1007 (4)
Duration of pregnancy at presentation
 ≤ 8 weeks 16,689 (60)
 9–10 weeks 7276 (26)
 11–12 weeks 3306 (12)
 > 12 weeks 163 (1)
 Missing 290 (1)
 Mean 8.4  
 (SD) (1.96)  
Appropriate technology for uterine evacuationb
 Yes 25,821 (93)
 No 545 (2)
 Missing 1254 (5)
Received postabortion contraceptionb
 Yes 25,635 (93)
 No 744 (3)
 Missing 1241 (4)
  1. SC scheduled caste, ST scheduled tribe, OBC other backward classes
  2. aPercentage computed among the 14,993 induced abortion cases because client age and religion were not collected via the Incomplete Abortion Case Register
  3. bPercentage computed among the 27,620 cases not referred to a higher-level facility