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Table 3 Multivariate mixed effects logistic analyses predicting reasons for abortion

From: Understanding why women seek abortions in the US

Participant characteristics Not financially prepared Need to focus on other children now Not the right time for baby Partner related reason Interferes with future opportunities Not emotionally or mentally prepared Health related reasons Want a better life for the baby than she could provide Not independent or mature enough to raise baby Influences from family or friends Don’t want a baby or place baby for adoption
  OR 95% CI OR 95% CI OR 95% CI OR 95% CI OR 95% CI OR 95% CI OR 95% CI OR 95% CI OR 95% CI OR 95% CI OR 95% CI
Race/ethnicity                                  
White (reference)                                  
Black 0.74 0.51 1.06 1.17 0.76 1.80 0.81 0.56 1.18 0.66* 0.45 0.99 1.28 0.82 2.00 0.47*** 0.29 0.75 0.62 0.33 1.14 0.60 0.35 1.03 0.45 0.20 1.01 0.76 0.31 1.88 1.16 0.47 2.85
Hispanic/Latina 0.77 0.52 1.13 0.93 0.58 1.49 0.94 0.64 1.40 0.99 0.65 1.49 0.92 0.56 1.51 0.80 0.50 1.27 0.90 0.49 1.64 0.48 0.26 0.89 0.63 0.29 1.37 1.36 0.57 3.25 1.27 0.52 3.11
Other 0.93 0.60 1.46 1.15 0.67 1.95 0.84 0.52 1.35 0.92 0.57 1.49 1.26 0.71 2.22 0.58 0.33 1.04 0.83 0.42 1.63 0.63 0.32 1.24 0.47 0.16 1.37 1.45 0.54 3.89 0.49 0.11 2.28
Age 1.01 0.98 1.04 0.97 0.94 1.01 1.02 0.99 1.05 1.03* 1.00 1.07 0.94*** 0.90 0.98 0.98 0.94 1.02 1.10*** 1.05 1.14 1.00 0.95 1.04 0.83*** 0.75 0.92 0.87** 0.78 0.96 1.06 0.99 1.13
Marital status                          Not included due to collinearity         
Single, never married (ref)                                  
Married 0.65 0.39 1.07 1.09 0.63 1.88 0.75 0.44 1.27 1.15 0.68 1.95 0.74 0.36 1.50 1.05 0.57 1.93 1.29 0.65 2.56 1.03 0.47 2.25   1.03 0.22 4.81 1.61 0.55 4.72   
Separated/divorced/widowed 0.54* 0.34 0.86 1.10 0.66 1.83 0.90 0.56 1.46 2.22*** 1.40 3.53 1.00 0.53 1.88 0.60 0.32 1.11 1.13 0.61 2.11 1.01 0.50 2.06   0.98 0.20 4.85 0.68 0.18 2.55   
More than high school education 1.41* 1.05 1.90 0.96 0.67 1.36 0.92 0.68 1.25 1.36 0.99 1.87 2.43*** 1.66 3.56 1.14 0.79 1.66 1.11 0.69 1.77 1.61* 1.03 2.51 0.99 0.51 1.94 1.46 0.71 2.97 0.70 0.33 1.49
Enough money in past month to meet basic needs 0.54*** 0.41 0.72 0.83 0.59 1.16 1.26 0.94 1.70 0.82 0.60 1.11 1.31 0.90 1.90 0.55*** 0.38 0.78 1.23 0.78 1.94 0.79 0.52 1.21 0.68 0.37 1.26 1.08 0.54 2.16 1.19 0.57 2.49
Employed 1.06 0.80 1.42 0.99 0.70 1.39 1.29 0.96 1.73 1.24 0.91 1.68 0.98 0.68 1.40 0.70 0.49 1.01 0.50*** 0.32 0.80 0.67 0.44 1.02 1.00 0.54 1.85 0.69 0.35 1.36 1.28 0.62 2.64
Gestational age at interview                                  
<=13 weeks (reference)                                  
14-19 weeks 0.97 0.63 1.48 0.83 0.51 1.35 1.06 0.69 1.63 0.71 0.45 1.13 1.04 0.62 1.75 1.37 0.83 2.26 1.23 0.65 2.35 1.21 0.65 2.25 1.69 0.66 4.37 1.18 0.44 3.18 1.97 0.73 5.30
20+ weeks 1.32 0.97 1.78 0.72 0.50 1.04 0.93 0.68 1.27 0.72 0.51 1.00 0.91 0.62 1.33 0.86 0.58 1.27 1.13 0.70 1.85 1.07 0.68 1.68 1.94 0.94 3.99 1.12 0.51 2.42 1.63 0.74 3.59
Pregnancy intentions 0.95 0.87 1.03 0.79*** 0.71 0.88 0.85*** 0.78 0.94 1.11* 1.01 1.21 0.89* 0.80 0.99 1.01 0.91 1.12 1.10 0.98 1.24 1.01 0.89 1.14 0.87 0.71 1.05 1.20* 1.01 1.42 0.77* 0.60 0.99
Parity 1.11 0.98 1.25 2.31*** 1.97 2.72 0.71*** 0.61 0.82 0.78*** 0.67 0.90 0.83 0.69 1.00 0.94 0.80 1.11 0.84 0.70 1.02 0.65*** 0.52 0.83 0.38*** 0.22 0.67 0.71 0.45 1.11 0.67* 0.46 0.96
Has a health care provider 0.92 0.70 1.22 1.18 0.85 1.64 1.17 0.88 1.55 1.06 0.79 1.43 1.41 1.00 1.99 1.16 0.82 1.64 0.99 0.64 1.53 0.63* 0.42 0.96 0.85 0.47 1.53 1.59 0.84 3.00 0.91 0.46 1.81
History of a depression or anxiety diagnosis 1.12 0.81 1.55 0.83 0.57 1.23 0.79 0.56 1.11 0.91 0.65 1.29 0.66 0.43 1.03 1.06 0.72 1.57 3.29*** 2.07 5.23 1.37 0.87 2.18 1.61 0.82 3.17 0.77 0.33 1.78 2.10 0.99 4.46
Self-rated health good/very good 1.02 0.72 1.45 1.18 0.77 1.78 0.95 0.66 1.37 1.02 0.70 1.49 1.81* 1.08 3.04 0.74 0.48 1.13 0.61* 0.37 0.99 1.03 0.61 1.75 2.21 0.75 6.50 2.38 0.70 8.07 1.28 0.50 3.23
  1. *p<.05; **p<.01; ***p<.001; OR Odds Ratios; CI=95% Confidence Intervals.