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Table 3 Abortion related characteristics of the 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 (%)
Reason for abortion
 Family planning is not effective 12 (5.9) 18 (17.1) 30 (9.9) <0.01
 Unplanned sex 41 (20.1) 16 (15.2) 57 (18.4)
 Rape 86 (42.2) 25 (23.8) 111 (35.9)
 Pregnancy from family 29 (14.2) 14 (13.3) 43 (13.9)
 Others 36 (17.6) 32 (30.5) 68 (22.0)
Abortion was done using
 Medical abortion 44 (21.6) 50 (47.6) 94 (30.4) <0.01
 MVA or curettage 160 (78.4) 55 (52.4) 215 (69.6)
Abortion procedure was painful
 Yes 112 (54.9) 32 (30.5) 144 (46.6) <0.01
 No 92 (45.1) 73 (69.5) 165 (53.4)
Did you get counseling about FP
 Yes 175 (85.8) 91 (86.7) 266 (86.1) 0.08
 No 29 (14.2) 14 (13.3) 43 (13.9)
Did you get counseling when fertility is return after the procedure
 Yes 159 (77.9) 86 (81.9) 245 (79.3) 0.20
 No 45 (22.1) 19 (18.1) 64 (23.0)
When it return fertility
 Within 2 weeks 74 (46.5) 32 (37.2) 106 (43.3) 0.24
 Two weeks and above 85 (53.5) 54 (62.8) 139 (56.7)
Did you face complication while you were pregnant
 Yes 43 (21.1) 31 (29.5) 74 (23.9) 0.24
 No 161 (78.9) 74 (70.5) 235 (76.1)
Type of complication
 Bleeding 32 (74.4) 25 (80.6) 57 (77) 0.50
 Mechanical trauma 5 (11.6) 5 (16.1) 10 (13.5)
 Infection 6 (14) 1 (3.2) 7 (9.5)
Did you face psychological problem
 Yes 56 (27.5) 30 (28.6) 86 (27.8) 0.73
 No 148 (72.5) 75 (71.4) 223 (72.2)
Did you disclosure to any one
 Yes 90 (44.1) 61 (58.1) 151 (48.9) 0.02
 No 114 (55.9) 44 (41.9) 158 (51.1)
To whom did you disclose
 Partner 19 (21.1) 19 (31.1) 38 (25.2) 0.45
 Family 25 (27.8) 15 (24.6) 40 (26.5)
 Friend 46 (51.1) 27 (44.3) 73 (48.3)