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Table 1 The lifetime induced abortion rates of the women who were ever married and who had at least one pregnancy in their life according to some basic factors

From: Induced abortion and effecting factors of ever married women in the Southeast Anatolian Project Region, Turkey: a cross sectional study

Number of induced abortions
   0 1 ≥2 Women who have made at least one induced abortion  
   n % n % n % n % Total
Type of residence Rural 462 93,15 21 4,23 13 2,62 34 6,85 496
  Urban 690 89,61 47 6,10 33 4,29 80 10,39 770
Statistical result *p < 0.05
Age groups (year) 15–19 38 100,00 0 0,00 0 0,00 0 0,00 38
  20–24 143 95,33 7 4,67 0 0,00 7 4,67 150
  25–29 199 93,87 11 5,19 2 0,94 13 6,13 212
  30–34 145 91,77 9 5,70 4 2,53 13 8,23 158
  35–39 177 87,62 12 5,94 13 6,44 25 12,38 202
  40–44 99 84,62 10 8,55 8 6,84 18 15,38 117
  45–49 91 82,73 10 9,09 9 8,18 19 17,27 110
  50+ 260 93,19 9 3,23 10 3,58 19 6,81 279
Statistical result *p < 0,01
Education Illiteracy 753 92,85 35 4,32 23 2,84 58 7,15 811
  Literacy 85 89,47 4 4,21 6 6,32 10 10,53 95
  Graduated a primary school 248 86,71 23 8,04 15 5,24 38 13,29 286
  Graduated a secondary school 26 89,66 1 3,45 2 6,90 3 10,34 29
  Graduated a high school or higher 40 88,89 5 11.11 0 0,00 5 11.11 45
Statistical result *p < 0.05
Employment Unemployed 567 86,17 54 8,21 37 5,62 91 13,83 658
  Employed 585 96,22 14 2,30 9 1,48 23 3,78 608
Statistical result *p < 0.0001
Ethnicity Turkish 398 84,65 39 8,32 33 7,04 72 15,35 470
  Kurdish 629 94,16 28 4,19 11 1,65 39 5,84 668
  Arabic 93 100,00 0 0,00 0 0,00 0 0,00 93
  Zaza 32 91,43 1 2,86 2 5,71 3 8,57 35
Statistical result *p < 0.0001
  TOTAL 1152 91,00 68 5,37 46 3,63 114 9,00 1266
  1. *One and two or more induced abortions have been evaluated together in the statistical analyses.