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Table 1 Respondents’ socio-demographic and reproductive characteristics by age group and residence

From: Timing of abortion among adolescent and young women presenting for post-abortion care in Kenya: a cross-sectional analysis of nationally-representative data

Variable Categories All Timing of abortiona
   (N = 1145) ≤12 weeks (n = 717) > 12 weeks (n = 426)
Socio-demographics:
Age 12–19 (n = 335) 34.2 32.3 37.5
  20–24 (n = 810) 65.8 67.7 62.5
Marital status Never married (n = 549) 46.9 47.5 45.7
  Married/Living together (n = 561) 48.7 48.3 49.8
  Separated/ Divorced/Widowed (n = 33) 4.2 4.1 4.4
Religion Roman Catholic (n = 232) 19.3 18.4 21
  Other Christian (n = 798) 69.0 66.5 72.5
  Muslim (n = 98) 9.2 11.7 5.4
  Other religion (n = 14) 2.3 3.2 1
Education No education (n = 57) 7.1 8.1 5.7
  Primary (n = 425) 39.7 36 46
  Secondary (n = 471) 43.2 43.3 42.3
  Post-secondary (n = 189) 9.9 12.5 5.9
Occupation Farmer/unskilled (n = 187) 20.3 20.1 19.8
  Skilled/clerical (n = 181) 12.4 11.7 13.7
  Student (n = 321) 23.6 22.4 25.7
  Unemployed/Housewife/Other (n = 453) 43.6 45.6 40.8
Region Central & Nairobi (n = 304) 20.2 22.1 17.6
  Coast & N. Eastern (n = 175) 14.3 16.6 10.9
  Eastern (n = 156) 7.0 6.1 8.5
  Nyanza & Western (n = 290) 36.9 34.5 41.2
  Rift valley (n = 220) 21.5 20.7 21.7
Nature of index abortion Spontaneous (n = 747) 59.9 45.1 67.6
  Induced (n = 398) 40.1 54.9 32.4
Reproductive history:
Previous live births None (n = 706) 60.2 58.4 62.6
  1 or more (n = 435) 39.8 41.6 37.4
Previous abortions None (n = 1069) 92.1 93.3 90.1
  1+ (n = 71) 7.7 6.4 9.9
Contraceptive use Yes (n = 249) 22.4 24.9 18.7
  No (n = 896) 77.6 75.1 81.3
Pregnancy desired Then (n = 421) 35.4 34.9 36.5
  Later (n = 302) 28.1 27 29
  Not at all (n = 376) 32.8 33.8 31.6
Number of children None (n = 724) 61.3 59.5 63.7
  1 or more (n = 417) 38.7 40.5 36.3
Previous miscarriage Yes (n = 130) 11.8 12.7 10.6
  No (n = 1015) 88.2 87.3 89.4
  1. a2 cases with missing timing data were excluded