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Table 2 Marginal Effects of Abortion, Safe Abortion and Self Efficacy on Explanatory Variables, GMHS, 2017

From: Abortion experience and self-efficacy: exploring socioeconomic profiles of GHANAIAN women

 Abortion in last 5 yearsSafe AbortionAbortion Self-Efficacy
Woman’s age0.000.030.00
 (−1.00)(1.08)(0.3)
Age squared0.000.000.00
 (0.46)(−0.65)(−0.43)
Partner is present−0.02**− 0.05− 0.04***
 (−2.23)(−1.23)(−3.17)
Household size− 0.00**0.03***0.00
 (−2.18)(3.50)(0.02)
Education (None/primary is base)
 Junior secondary school−0.01− 0.030.02*
 (−0.89)(−0.48)(1.67)
 Senior secondary education−0.010.000.02
 (−1.00)(0.00)(1.08)
 Post-secondary education−0.04**0.17**0.00
 (−2.38)(1.98)(0.17)
 Children ever born−0.02***− 0.020.00
 (−5.91)(−0.93)(−0.56)
 Polygyny0.04***0.080.03*
 (2.95)(1.25)(1.74)
Religion (Catholic is base)
 Muslim−0.04**0.07− 0.04**
 (−2.23)(0.80)(−2.23)
 Other Christian−0.01−0.050.00
 (−0.42)(−0.73)(0.2)
 Traditionalist/ Athiest−0.01−0.16− 0.02
 (−0.43)(− 0.88)(− 0.51)
Wealth Quintile (base is Poorest)
 poorer0.06***0.000.00
 (3.42)(0.00)(0.12)
 middle0.08***0.000.01
 (4.40)(−0.03)(0.49)
 richer0.09***0.030.02
 (4.60)(0.26)(0.66)
 richest0.09***0.020.01
 (3.94)(0.14)(0.30)
Bank account0.000.10**0.04***
 (−0.06)(2.34)(3.01)
Ownership of radio0.00−0.020.00
 (−0.40)(−0.46)(0.20)
Ownership of TV0.01−0.030.03*
 (0.58)(−0.39)(1.65)
urban0.000.02−0.02
 (−0.12)(0.39)(−1.43)
Access to health facility−0.010.020.04***
 (−0.60)(0.42)(3.25)
Perceptions_Abortion legality0.000.13**0.07***
 (0.25)(2.12)(4.74)
NHIS (covered)−0.02**0.09**
 (−2.11)(2.42) 
Ethnic Groups (Mole-Dagbani is base)
 Akan0.020.080.00
 (1.17)(0.93)(−0.22)
 Ga0.01−0.060.00
 (0.58)(−0.49)(0.13)
 Ewe0.000.01−0.02
 (0.22)(0.08)(−0.66)
 Other northerner0.04**−0.08−0.05***
 (2.22)(−0.91)(−2.78)
Regions (Northern is base)
 Western0.14***−0.13−0.01
 (5.83)(−0.81)(−0.47)
 Central0.11***−0.210.14***
 (4.26)(−1.31)(4.91)
 Greater Accra0.15***−0.130.05
 (5.97)(−0.79)(1.54)
 Volta0.13***−0.02−0.05
 (4.55)(−0.13)(−1.47)
 Eastern0.11***−0.08−0.14***
 (4.51)(−0.48)(−4.75)
 Ashanti0.13***−0.240.13***
 (5.49)(−1.58)(5.19)
 Brong Ahafo0.13***−0.170.11***
 (5.25)(−1.11)(4.17)
 Upper East0.04*−0.36**−0.05**
 (1.68)(−2.03)(−2.17)
 Upper West0.07***−0.090.12***
 (2.82)(−0.54)(5.25)
# of Observations60996096735
  1. T-statistics in parentheses: *- p < 0.10; **- p < 0.05; ***-p < 0.01