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Table 5 The results of sensitivity analysis (N = 3309, n = 137)

From: Abortion laws reform may reduce maternal mortality: an ecological study in 162 countries

Flexibility score as a 7 level categorical variable (Baseline = Score 0)
Score Coefficient 95% Confidence interval p-value
 Score 1 − 141 (−220, −61) 0.001
 Score 2 −149 (−235, −63) 0.001
 Score 3 − 253 (− 338, − 168) < 0.001
 Score 4 − 172 (− 261, −83) < 0.001
 Score 5 −232 (− 317, −146) < 0.001
 Score 6 −146 (− 254, −38) 0.008
 Score 7 −197 (− 283, − 111) < 0.001
 GDP 0.005 (0.004, 0.005) < 0.001
 1990–1994 −47 (−57, −36) < 0.001
 1995–1999 −86 (−96, −75) < 0.001
 2000–2004 − 130 (−141, −120) < 0.001
 2005–2009 −196 (− 208, −184) < 0.001
 2010–2013 −249 (− 264, − 233) < 0.001
 Constant 564 (484, 643) < 0.001
Flexibility score as a binary variable (Score < 3 versus > = 3)
Flexibility Score > = 3 −82 (−106, −57) < 0.001
 GDP 0.005 (0.005, 0.006) < 0.001
 1990–1994 −47 (−58, −37) < 0.001
 1995–1999 −87 (−98, −76) < 0.001
 2000–2004 −132 (− 143, −121) < 0.001
 2005–2009 −198 (− 210, − 185) < 0.001
 2010–2013 − 248 (− 263, −233) < 0.001
 Constant 432 (415, 449) < 0.001
  1. GDP Gross Domestic Product Per Capita (US$)
  2. N = total no. of observations, n = number of countries
  3. Adjusted for Time and GDP