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Table 2 Selected socio-demographic characteristics of the respondents

From: Reproductive tract infections in women seeking abortion in Vietnam

Socio-demographic variables Prevalence study
N = 748
Validation study
N = 100
Age (year)   
< 20 2.6% 5%
20–29 55.8% 45%
30–39 31.2% 33%
≥ 40 10.4% 17%
Mean (SD) 29.3 (± 7) years 30.6 (± 7.7) years
Marital status   
Married/cohabiting 71.5% 79%
Single 28.5% 21%
Pregnancy (including present pregnancy)   
1 24% 20.5%
2 22.5% 26.5%
≥ 3 53.5% 53%
Mean number of pregnancy (SD) 3.1 (± 1.8) 3.1 (± 1.8)
Number of living children   
0 31.4% 31.0%
1 33.4% 32.6%
2 31.7% 32.1%
>= 3 3.4% 4.3%
Mean number of living children 1.56 (± 0.6) children 1.52 (± 0.6) children
Abortions (including present abortion)   
1 47.9% 45.9%
2 28.6% 21.3%
3 15.1% 17.6%
≥ 4 8.4% 15.2%
Residence   
Urban 74.9% 79%
Rural 25.1% 21%