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Table 5 Predictors of repeated abortion, Tigray region, 2015

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

Variables Abortion COR [95%] AOR [95%]
Repeated Single   
N (%) N (%)   
Know when to return fertility after menstruation
 Yes 56 (53.3) 140 (68.6) 1 1
 No 49 (46.7) 64 (31.4) 1.9 (1.17,3.1) 2.0 (1.12,3.69)
Abortion done
 Medical abortion 50 (47.6) 44 (21.6) 3.3 (1.98,5.49) 3.3 (1.83,6.11)
 Surgical abortion 55 (52.4) 160 (78.4) 1 1
Perceive that the abortion procedure was painful
 Yes 32 (30.5) 112 (54.9) 1 1
 No 73 (69.5) 92 (45.1) 2.7 (1.68,4.57) 2.3 (1.31,4.26)
Age at first sexual intercourse
 Less than 18 83 (79) 117 (57.4) 2.8 (1.62,4.84) 2.7 (1.49,5.23)
 18 and above 22 (21) 87 (42.6) 1 1
Sexual partner in the past 12 months
 One 29 (27.6) 109 (53.4) 1 1
 Two and above 76 (72.4) 95 (46.6) 2.9 (1.74,4.94) 4.4 (2.39,8.45)
Abortion disclosure
 Yes 61 (58.1) 90 (44.1) 1.7 (1.09,2.82) 2.1 (1.23,3.83)
 No 44 (41.9) 114 (55.9) 1 1
Repeated abortion results in sterility
 Agree 63 (60) 129 (63.2) 0.2 (0.09,0.78) 0.3 (0.1,12)
 I do no 38 (36.2) 67 (32.8) 0.3 (0.1,1.02) 0.4 (0.11,1.45)
 Disagree 4 (3.8) 8 (3.9) 1 1