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Table 1 Selected characteristics of women with surgical abortions by method of abortion and gestational age

From: Effects of gestational age and the mode of surgical abortion on postabortion hemorrhage and fever: evidence from population-based reproductive health survey in Georgia

Characteristics Method of abortion Gestational age
D&C (N = 652) n (%) Vacuum aspiration (N = 1322) n (%) P <10 weeks (N = 1687) n (%) ≥10 weeks (N = 287) n (%) P
Age (years)
 15–24 73 (11.2) 137 (10.4) 0.173 174 (10.3) 36 (12.5) 0.237
 25–34 359 (55.1) 786 (59.5)   991 (58.7) 154 (53.7)  
 35–44 220 (33.7) 399 (30.2)   522 (30.9) 97 (33.8)  
Residence
 Urban 166 (25.5) 585 (44.3) <0.001 681 (40.4) 70 (24.4) <0.001
 Rural 486 (74.5) 737 (55.7)   1006 (59.6) 217 (75.6)  
Education level
 Secondary incomplete 174 (26.7) 255 (19.3) <0.001 341 (20.2) 88 (30.7) <0.001
 Secondary complete 225 (34.5) 408 (30.9)   544 (32.2) 89 (31.0)  
 Professional college 111 (17.0) 170 (12.9)   235 (13.9) 46 (16.0)  
 University 142 (21.8) 489 (37.0)   567 (33.6) 64 (22.3)  
Wealth quintile
 Lowest 200 (30.7) 211 (16.0) <0.001 316 (18.7) 95 (33.1) <0.001
 Second 171 (26.2) 301 (22.8)   403 (23.9) 69 (24.0)  
 Middle 159 (24.4) 325 (24.6)   417 (24.7) 67 (23.3)  
 Fourth 41 (6.3) 229 (17.3)   249 (14.8) 21 (7.3)  
 Highest 81 (12.4) 256 (19.4)   302 (17.9) 35 (12.2)  
Ethnicity
 Georgian 506 (77.6) 1105 (83.6) <0.001 1398 (82.9) 213 (74.2) <0.001
 Azeri 71 (10.9) 89 (6.7)   131 (7.8) 29 (10.1)  
 Armenian 56 (8.6) 77 (5.8)   102 (6.0) 31 (10.8)  
 Other 19 (2.9) 51 (3.9)   56 (3.3) 14 (4.9)  
Employment
 Employed 98 (15.0) 252 (19.1) 0.027 298 (17.7) 52 (18.1) 0.852
 Unemployed 554 (85.0) 1070 (80.9)   1389 (82.3) 235 (81.9)  
 Other 0 0   0 0  
Parity
 0 3 (0.5) 4 (0.3) <0.001 5 (0.3) 2 (0.7) <0.001
 1 89 (13.7) 226 (17.1)   261 (15.5) 54 (18.8)  
 2 347 (53.2) 825 (62.4)   1032 (61.2) 140 (48.8)  
3 151 (23.2) 207 (15.7)   298 (17.7) 60 (20.9)  
 4+ 62 (9.5) 59 (4.5)   91 (5.4) 31 (10.8)  
Number of previous induced abortions
 1 206 (31.6) 384 (29.0) <0.001 499 (29.6) 91 (31.7) 0.196
 2 172 (26.4) 366 (27.7)   456 (27.0) 82 (28.6)  
 3 119 (18.3) 221 (16.7)   285 (16.9) 55 (19.2)  
4+ 155 (23.8) 351 (26.6)   447 (26.5) 59 (20.6)