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Table 1 Participant characteristics (n=954)

From: Understanding why women seek abortions in the US

Participant characteristics N %
Race/ethnicity   
 White 353 37
 Black 281 29
 Hispanic/Latina 199 21
 Other 121 13
Age group   
 15–19a 173 18
 20–24 345 36
 25–34 365 38
 35–46 71 7
Marital status   
 single, never married 753 79
 Married 86 9
 separated, divorced, widowed 115 12
More than High School education 450 47
Enough money in past month to meet basic needs 569 60
Received public assistance in past month 428 45
Employed 507 53
Gestational age at interview   
 <=13 weeks 393 41
 14-19 weeks 136 14
 20+ weeks 425 45
Pregnancy intentions (mean) 954 2.7
Parity (mean) 943 1.27
 Nulliparous 359 38
 baby under one 101 11
 1+ previous births, no new baby 233 24
 2+ previous births, no new baby 261 27
Has a health care provider 422 45
History of depression or anxiety diagnosis 260 27
Self-rated health good/very good 775 81
  1. aThis age category includes one participant aged 14 who was recruited early in the study before the minimum enrollment age was changed to 15.