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Table 1 Socio demographic characteristics of the study respondents, Tigray region, 2015

From: Determinants of repeated abortion among women of reproductive age attending health facilities in Northern Ethiopia: a case–control study

Variables Controls Cases Total P-Value
  N (%) N (%) N (%)  
Age
 Less than 18 38 (18.6) 10 (9.5) 48 (15.5) 0.15
 18 and above 166 (81.4) 95 (90.5) 261 (84.5)
Residence
 Urban 154 (75.5) 69 (65.7) 223 (72.2) 0.049
 Rural 50 (24.5) 36 (34.3) 86 (27.8)
Religion
 Orthodox 180 (88.2) 82 (78.1) 262 (84.7) 0.006
 Othera 24 (11.8) 23 (21.9) 47 (15.3)
Ethnicity
 Tigrawot 178 (87.3) 88 (83.8) 266 (86.1) 0.39
 Otherb 26 (12.7) 17 (16.2) 43 (13.9)
Educational status
 Unable to read and write 38 (18.6) 26 (24.8) 64 (20.7) 0.41
 Able to read and write 21 (10.3) 10 (9.5) 31 (10.0)
 1–8 grade 35 (17.2) 22 (21.0) 47 (15.2)
 9–12 grade 77 (37.7) 33 (31.4) 110 (35.5)
 College or university level 33 (16.2) 14 (13.3) 47 (15.2)
Marital status
 Married 81 (39.7) 55 (52.4) 136 (44) 0.10
 Single 97 (47.5) 38 (36.2) 135 (43.7)
 Divorced 21 (10.3) 12 (11.4) 33 (10.7)
 Widowed 5 (2.5) - 5 (1.6)
Occupation
 Students 87 (42.6) 34 (32.4) 121 (39.2) 0.10
 Housewives 50 (24.5) 34 (32.4) 84 (27.2)
 Employed 67 (32.8) 37 (35.2) 104 (33.7)
Had own income
 Yes 74 (36.3) 43 (41.0) 117 (37.9) 0.53
 No 130 (63.7) 62 (59.0) 192 (62.1)
  1. aMuslim and protestant
  2. bAmhara and Oromo