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Table 5 Factors associated with willingness to provide SAC, logistic regression (n = 816)

From: Professionalism, stigma, and willingness to provide patient-centered safe abortion counseling and care: a mixed methods study of Ethiopian midwives

  AOR 95% CI
Age group (base = less than 25 years old)   
 26–40 years old 1.03 0.63, 1.67
 Older than 41 years 1.05 0.67, 1.66
Gender (base = female)   
 Male gender 1.55* 1.02, 2.34
Marital status (base = married)   
 Never married 0.88 0.54, 1.44
 Widowed/divorced/separated 4.31* 1.19, 15.69
Have had children (base = no children)   
 Have had children 1.10 0.66, 1.82
Religion (base = Ethiopian Orthodox)   
 Muslim 1.21 0.77, 1.90
 Evangelical Christian or Protestant 0.69* 0.48, 0.99
 Other religious group 2.25* 1.05, 4.81
Religious attendance (base = very frequent religious attendance)   
 Regular religious attendance 1.42 0.93, 2.16
 Less frequent religious attendance 0.98 0.64, 1.49
Midwifery training program (base = diploma)   
 Bachelor’s degree 0.79 0.53, 1.17
Training (base = no)   
 Received SAC training 4.02*** 2.60, 6.20
Attitudes towards women having abortion   
 Belief that a woman who has an abortion is committing a sin 0.35*** 0.22, 0.54
 Belief that it is a professional duty to provide SAC 1.72** 1.23, 2.39
 Belief that SAC refusal risks mother’s life 1.69** 1.20, 2.37
Region (base = Addis Ababa)   
 Amhara 1.43 0.20, 10.41
 Oromia 1.49 0.17, 13.38
 SNNP 1.69 0.18, 15.71
 Tigray 1.95 0.21, 17.79
Observations 816  
  1. *p < 0.05
  2. **p < 0.01
  3. ***p < 0.001