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Table 2 Socio-demographic and reproductive health characteristics of study respondents (N = 1411)

From: Woman-centered research on access to safe abortion services and implications for behavioral change communication interventions: a cross-sectional study of women in Bihar and Jharkhand, India

  n (%) 95%CI
Age   
   < 25 years 301 (21.3) 19.2 - 23.5
   ≥ 25 years 1110 (78.7) 76.5 - 80.8
Schooling   
   Never Attended 873 (61.9) 59.3 - 64.4
   Up to Medium 366 (25.9) 23.7 - 28.2
   Secondary & above 172 (12.2) 10.5 - 13.9
Family type   
   Nuclear 621 (44.0) 41.4 - 46.6
   Joint/Extended 790 (56.0) 53.4 - 58.6
Religion   
   Hindu 865 (61.3) 58.8 - 63.9
   Muslim 152 (10.8) 9.2 - 12.4
   Other 394 (27.9) 25.6 - 30.3
Caste   
   General 169 (12.0) 10.3 - 13.7
   Scheduled Caste 118 (8.4) 6.9 - 9.8
   Scheduled Tribe 447 (31.7) 29.3 - 34.1
   Other Backward Class 677 (48.0) 45.4 - 50.1
Worked in past one year   
   Yes 319 (22.6) 20.4 - 24.8
   No 1092 (77.4) 75.2 - 79.6
Main source of household income   
   Own/Shared Farm 641 (45.4) 42.8 - 48.0
   Daily Wage 431 (30.6) 28.1 - 32.9
   Business 184 (13.0) 11.3 - 14.8
   Salaried/pension 139 (9.9) 8.3 - 11.4
   No Regular Work 6 (0.4) 0.1 - 0.8
   Other 10 (0.7) 0.3 - 1.2
Living standard   
   Low 1173 (83.1) 81.2 - 85.1
   Medium 168 (11.9) 10.2 - 13.6
   High 70 (5.0) 3.8 - 6.1
Mean number of pregnancies (SD) 3.8 (2.1) --
Mean number of live births (SD) 3.5 (1.9) --
Experienced spontaneous abortion   
   Yes 189 (14.3) 12.4 - 16.2
   No 1129 (85.7) 83.8 - 87.6
Experienced induced abortion   
   Yes 61 (4.6) 3.5 - 5.6
   No 1257 (95.4) 94.2 - 96.5