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Table 9 Characteristics of respondent's last abortion (N = 61)

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
Attempted abortion at home   
   Yes 23 (38) 25.5 - 49.9
   No 38 (62) 50.1 - 74.5
Consultation with a doctor/health worker   
   Yes 54 (88.5) 80.5 - 96.5
   No 7 (11.5) 3.5 - 19.5
How did you learn of this provider?   
   Husband 33 (61.1) 48.1 - 74.1
   Family members/friends 27 (50.0) -0.6 - 11.7
   Local providers/health workers 8 (14.8) 5.3 - 24.3
   Other 4 (7.4) 0.4 - 14.4
Who made the decision to go to the provider?   
   Self 38 (70.4) 58.2 - 82.6
   Husband 40 (74.1) 62.4 - 85.8
Types of health service providers consulted   
   Doctor - District hospital 9 (16.7) 6.7 - 26.6
   Doctor - Primary health center 4 (7.4) 0.4 - 14.4
   Doctor - Private clinic or nursing home 32 (59.3) 46.2 - 72.4
   Nurse/Auxiliary Nurse Midwife (ANM) 4 (7.4) 0.42 - 14.39
   Unqualified local provider§ 5 (9.3) 1.5 - 17.0
Location   
   Same village 12 (22.2) 11.1 - 33.3
   Other town 35 (64.8) 52.1 - 77.6
   Other village 7 (13.0) 4.0 - 21.9
Abortion method   
   Surgical method 24 (45.3) 31.9 - 58.7
   Medical abortion 24 (45.3) 31.9 - 58.7
   Other 6 (11.1) 2.73 - 19.5
Complications   
   Yes 17 (27.9) 16.6 - 39.1
   No 44 (72.1) 60.9 - 83.4
Treatment sought for complications1   
   Yes 8 (47.1) 23.3 - 70.8
   No 9 (52.9) 29.2 - 76.7
Hospitalization sought for complications1   
   Yes 3 (37.5) 3.9 - 71.1
   No 5 (62.5) 28.9 - 96.1
Average cost (SD) 1348 (851.4) --
  1. 1Percent reported among those who indicated complications with their abortion
  2. §Includes chemist/pharmacist, rural medical practitioner (RMP), dai/midwife