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Table 8 Multiple linear regression results of factors associated with potential barriers to accessing abortion services

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

  Perceived availability Perceived affordability Favorable
attitude
  Standardized β p-value Standardized β p-value Standardized β p-value
Constant -- .000 -- .000 -- .000
Age       
   < 25 years (R)       
   ≥ 25 years -0.010 0.730 -0.007 0.798 -0.009 0.747
Schooling       
   Never attended (R) -- -- -- -- -- --
   Up to medium -0.024 0.388 -0.029 0.314 0.012 0.652
   Secondary & above -0.004 0.886 -0.010 0.737 0.020 0.498
Type of family       
   Nuclear (R) -- -- -- -- -- --
   Joint/Extended -0.28 0.315 -0.042 0.137 -0.001 0.967
Religion       
   Hindu (R) -- -- -- -- -- --
   Muslim -0.012 0.677 0.001 0.966 0.004 0.881
   Other -0.054 0.344 0.119* 0.038 0.145** 0.009
Caste       
   General (R) -- -- -- -- -- --
   Scheduled Caste 0.013 0.699 -0.027 0.426 -0.057 0.080
   Scheduled Tribe 0.076 0.289 -0.212** 0.004 -0.120 0.088
Other Backward
Class
0.017 0.701 -0.070 0.110 -0.089* 0.035
Living Standard       
   Low (R) -- -- -- -- -- --
   Medium -0.012 0.656 -0.044 0.118 -0.082** 0.002
   High -0.022 0.442 -0.004 0.896 -0.073** 0.007
State       
   Jharkhand (R) -- -- -- -- -- --
   Bihar -0.054 0.172 -0.052 0.190 0.094* 0.014
Knowledge on legal status       
   No (R) -- -- -- -- -- --
   Yes 0.065* 0.018 0.026 0.341 0.202** 0.000
Know source of abortion services       
   No (R) -- -- -- -- -- --
   Yes -0.168** 0.000 -0.017 0.544 -0.001 0.969
Know an abortion method       
   No (R) -- -- -- -- -- --
   Yes 0.079* 0.015 -0.013 0.684 0.070* 0.023
Expose to abortion message       
   No (R) -- -- -- -- -- --
   Yes 0.056 0.087 -0.082 0.014 0.182** 0.000
Ever pregnant       
   No (R) -- -- -- -- -- --
   Yes 0.004 0.881 -0.056* 0.048 -0.016 0.562
Ever had abortion       
   No (R) -- -- -- -- -- --
   Yes -0.014 0.595 -0.024 0.381 -0.031 0.235
Ever had miscarriage       
   No (R) -- -- -- -- -- --
   Yes 0.001 0.981 0.011 0.680 -0.016 0.537
  1. **: p < 0.01; *: p < 0.05; R = Reference Category