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Table 1 Socio-demographic characteristics of women who sought abortion services in the Mexico City public program

From: Early termination of pregnancy: differences in gestational age estimation using last menstrual period and ultrasound in Mexico

Socio- demographic characteristicsAnalytical Sample N = 43,219 (100%)
 n%
Age (years)
 12-17a37108.6
 18–2420,73548.0
 25–29916121.2
 30–39843919.5
 40-max11012.6
missing730.2
Marital Status
 Never Married17,80641.2
 Married /Cohabitating21,52649.8
 Widowed/ Divorced23565.5
missing15313.5
Educational level
 Primary36958.6
 Secondary13,85832.1
 High School16,66738.6
 University738417.1
missing16153.7
Employment
 Unemployed957222.2
 Employed20,25646.9
 Students11,75827.2
missing16333.8
Gravidityb
 One15,90836.8
 2 or 318,99143.9
 4 or greater742417.2
missing8962.1
Place of residence
 Mexico City30,66170.9
 State of Mexico10,21923.6
 Other State22895.3
missing500.1
Procedure
 Medication abortion30,12369.7
 Aspiration abortion843619.5
 Did not receive abortion31827.4
 Otherc14783.4
  1. Note: a Women under 18 are required to have permission from a parent or guardian permission to access an abortion in the ILE program. b Including the current pregnancy. c “Other” category includes: suspected ectopic pregnancy or referral to another institution