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Table 1 Demographic and reproductive characteristics of low and high perceived stress participants

From: Prevalence of stress and depression and associated factors among women seeking a first-trimester induced abortion in China: a cross-sectional study

Variables Total n (%)
N = 253
Low perceived stress
(0–19) n (%)
N = 189
High perceived stress
(20–40) n (%)
N = 64
F/χ2 (p value)
Demographic information     
 Age     3.12 (0.210)
  ≤ 24 37 (14.6) 24 (64.9) 13 (35.1)  
  25–34 110 (43.5) 81 (73.6) 29 (26.4)  
  ≥ 35 106 (41.9) 84 (79.2) 22 (20.8)  
 Marital status     1.64 (0.201)
  Unmarried 90 (35.6) 63 (70.0) 27 (30.0)  
  Legally married 163 (64.4) 126 (77.3) 37 (22.7)  
 Education     1.05 (0.307)
  ≤ 12 years 24 (9.5) 20 (83.3) 4 (16.7)  
  > 12 years 229 (90.5) 169 (73.8) 60 (26.2)  
 Religion    
  Atheist 251 (99.2) 187 (74.5) 64 (25.5)  
  Others 2 (0.8) 2 (100.0) 0 (0)  
 Monthly income (RMB)     0.51 (0.773)
  < 1000 10 (4.0) 7(70.0) 3 (30.0)  
  1000–10,000 123 (48.6) 90 (73.2) 33 (26.8)  
  > 10,000 120 (47.4) 92 (76.7) 28 (23.3)  
 Household registration     8.12 (0.004)
  Local 126 (49.8) 104 (82.5) 22 (17.5)  
  Non-local 127 (50.2) 84 (66.9) 42 (33.1)  
 Pre-existing physical condition     0.12 (0.694)
  No 245 (96.8) 184 (75.1) 61 (24.6)  
  Yes 8 (3.2) 5 (62.5) 3 (37.5)  
Reproductive history     
 Parity     9.44 (0.009)
  1 77 (30.4) 48 (62.3) 29 (37.7)  
  2 65 (25.7) 54 (83.1) 11 (16.9)  
  ≥ 3 111 (43.9) 87 (78.4) 24 (21.6)  
 Previous abortion     0.81 (0.369)
  No 138 (54.5) 100 (72.5) 38 (27.5)  
  Yes 115 (45.5) 89 (77.4) 26 (22.6)  
 Existing child (ren)     6.27 (0.012)
  No 120 (47.4) 81 (67.5) 39 (32.5)  
  Yes 133 (52.6) 108 (81.2) 25 (18.8)  
Current status     
 Gestation weeks     0.27 (0.601)
  Mean 7.32 ± 1.30    
  < 9 weeks 208 (82.2) 154 (74.0) 54 (26.0)  
  9–12 weeks 45 (17.8) 35 (77.8) 10 (22.2)  
 Pregnancy intention     0.08 (0.779)
  Unintended 220 (87.0) 165 (75.0) 55 (25.0)  
  Intended 33 (13.0) 24 (72.7) 9 (27.3)  
 Abortion reason     1.06 (0.590)
  Health-related 93 (36.8) 68 (73.1) 25 (26.9)  
  Social-related 142 (56.1) 109 (76.8) 33 (23.2)  
  Both 18 (7.1) 12 (66.7) 6 (33.2)  
Opinion about abortion     6.67 (0.010)
 Pro-choice 227 (89.7) 175 (77.1) 52 (22.9)  
 Pro-life 26 (10.3) 14 (53.8) 12 (46.2)  
Parenthood plan     3.47 (0.176)
 Yes 35 (13.8) 24 (68.6) 11 (31.4)  
 Current no, but yes in 2 years 59 (23.3) 40 (67.8) 19 (32.2)  
 No 159 (62.8) 125 (78.6) 34 (21.4)  
Contraception use     5.02 (0.025)
 Yes 209 (82.6) 162 (77.5) 47 (22.5)  
 No 44 (17.4) 27 (61.4) 17 (38.6)  
Domestic violence experience     0.00 (1.000)
 No 246 (97.2) 184 (74.8) 62 (25.2)  
 Yes 7 (2.8) 5 (71.4) 2 (28.6)  
Low resilience     34.66 (0.001)
 Yes 24 (9.5) 6 (25.0) 18 (75.0)  
 No 229 (90.5) 183 (79.9) 46 (20.1)  
Low social support     28.05 (0.001)
 Yes 89 (35.2) 49 (55.1) 40 (44.9)  
 No 164 (64.8) 140 (85.4) 24 (14.6)  
Notable intimate relationship dissatisfaction     14.64 (0.001)
 Yes < 13.5 92 (36.4) 56 (60.9) 36 (39.1)  
 No 161 (63.6) 133 (82.6) 28 (17.4)  
  1. Note: Bold means p < 0.05