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Table 4 Sources of information by type of issue (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

  State Issues Local Issues Family Planning Information Abortion Information
  n (%) 95%CI n (%) 95%CI n (%) 95%CI n (%) 95%CI
Mass media 299 (21.2) 19.1 - 23.3 - - 256 (18.1) 16.1 - 20.1 61 (4.3) 3.3 - 5.4
Market place 44 (3.1) 2.2 - 4.0 - - - - - -
Villagers 511 (36.2) 33.7 - 38.7 463 (32.8) 30.4 - 35.3 - - - -
Neighbors 403 (28.6) 26.2 - 30.9 819 (58.0) 55.5 - 60.6 - - - -
Health provider - - - - 96 (6.8) 5.5 - 8.1 62 (4.4) 3.3 - 5.5
Community level source/activity§ - - 58 (4.1) 3.1 - 5.2 721 (51.1) 48.5 - 53.7 200 (14.2) 12.3 - 16.0
Family and friends 262 (18.6) 16.5 - 20.6 96 (6.8) 5.5 - 8.1 354 (25.1) 22.8 - 27.4 65 (4.6) 3.5 - 5.7
Don't know 30 (2.1) 1.4 - 2.9 - - - - - -
No information - - - - 711 (50.4) 47.8 - 53.0 1232 (87.3) 85.6 - 89.1
  1. §Community-level source/activity includes women's groups, community clubs, NGO workers, community health workers, and posters or billboards