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Table 5 Respondent's knowledge about legal aspects, methods and sources of abortion (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
Legality of Medical Termination of Pregnancy (MTP)   
   Yes, legal 505 (35.8) 33.3 - 38.3
   Yes, legal if woman is married 66 (4.7) 3.6 - 5.8
   No, illegal 676 (47.9) 45.3 - 50.5
   Don't know 164 (11.6) 9.9 - 13.3
Gestation limits for legal MTP   
   Correct knowledge 27 (1.9) 1.2 - 2.6
   Incorrect knowledge 1003 (71.1) 68.7 - 73.5
   Don't know 381 (27.0) 24.7 - 29.3
Heard of abortion method   
   Surgical method 11 (0.8) 0.3 - 1.2
   Medical abortion 151 (10.7) 9.1 - 12.3
   Don't know 1249 (68.5) 86.9 - 90.2
Know source of abortion services   
   Yes 652 (46.2) 43.6 - 48.8
   No 759 (53.8) 51.2 - 56.4