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Table 2 Sociodemographic and uterine evacuation procedure characteristics of 7,007 CAC patients, Nepal 2008

From: A prospective study of complications from comprehensive abortion care services in Nepal

  Overall (n=7,007) Government (n=894) NGO (n=5,849) Private (n=264)
  n (%) n (%) n (%) n (%)
Married 6728 (96.0) 863 (96.5) 5655 (96.7) 210 (79.6)
Rural residence 3997 (57.0) 325 (36.4) 3592 (61.4) 80 (30.3)
Literate 5215 (74.4) 615 (68.8) 4364 (74.6) 236 (89.4)
Education         
   None 1792 (25.6) 279 (31.2) 1485 (25.4) 28 (10.6)
   Primary or some secondary 3010 (43.0) 244 (27.3) 2657 (45.4) 109 (41.3)
   School Leaving Certificate or higher 2205 (31.5) 371 (41.5) 1707 (29.2) 127 (48.1)
  Mean (sd) Mean (sd) Mean (sd) Mean (sd)
Age, years 26.9 (5.80) 27.2 (5.68) 26.9 (5.79) 26.0 (6.28)
Gravidity 3.2 (1.63) 3.1 (1.40) 3.3 (1.66) 2.5 (1.50)
Parity 1.8 (1.36) 1.9 (1.28) 1.9 (1.37) 1.2 (1.27)
Pregnancy duration, weeks         
   Last menstrual period (n=6539) 7.1 (1.64) 7.3 (1.46) 7.0 (1.66) 7.3 (1.68)
   Clinical exam (n = 6307) 7.4 (1.75) 7.6 (1.54) 7.4 (1.78) 7.3 (1.58)
   Ultrasound (n = 25) 7.9 (1.96) 7.7 (1.89) 8.7 (2.52) 8.5 (3.53)
  n (%) n (%) n (%) n (%)
Prophylactic administration of antibiotics 5277 (75.3) 809 (90.5) 4217 (72.1) 251 (95.1)
Post-abortion contraceptive method         
   No method accepted 1328 (19.0) 134 (15.0) 1180 (20.2) 14 (5.3)
   Condom 2715 (38.8) 103 (11.5) 2555 (43.7) 57 (21.6)
   Depo Provera 1461 (20.9) 343 (38.4) 1022 (17.5) 96 (36.4)
   Pills 1035 (14.8) 175 (19.6) 790 (13.5) 70 (26.5)
   Norplant 136 (1.9) 11 (1.2) 124 (2.1) 1 (0.4)
   IUD/IUCD 237 (3.4) 76 (8.5) 140 (2.4) 21 (8.0)
   Sterilization 95 (1.4) 52 (5.8) 38 (0.7) 5 (1.9)
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