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Table 1 Comparison of Socio-demographic Characteristics of women of reproductive age in Maputo and Quelimane cities

From: Induced abortion: a cross-sectional study on knowledge of and attitudes toward the new abortion law in Maputo and Quelimane cities, Mozambique

CategoriesTotalsMaputoQuelimane 
n (%)n (%)n(%)P-value
All cases1657 (100)827 (49.9)830 (50.1) 
Mean of age 26 (9 SD)a27 (8 SD)a 
Ages by group   0.015
 15–24816 (51.2)444(53.6)372 (43.4) 
 25–34503 (27.5)226(23.9)277 (39.4) 
 35–44255 (18.5)115(19.6)140 (14.7) 
 45–4975 (2.8)42(2.9)33 (2.5) 
Marital status   0.813
 Non married899 (53.4)459(53.8)440 (52.0) 
 Married758 (46.6)368(46.2)390 (48.0) 
Religion   0.000
 Catholic656 (25.7)117(15.1)539 (61.2) 
 Muslim168 (6.8)14(1.9)154 (23.2) 
 protestant425 (30.4)355(37.4)70 (6.9) 
 Others406 (37.1)341(45.6)65 (8.8) 
Education level   0.000
 Non educated38 (1.8)23(1.9)15 (1.6) 
 Primary425 (32.4)239(36.4)186 (18.4) 
 Secondary1071 (63.3)533(59.7)538(76.1) 
 University61 (2.5)32(2.1)29(4.0) 
Occupation   0.001
 Unemployed985 (64.8)549(69.8)436 (48.1) 
 Student402 (19.5)149(16.7)253 (28.8) 
 Employed262 (15.7)125(13.5)137 (23.1) 
  1. n number of cases, (%) Percentage, P-values = Indicated the extent to which the participants of both cities were different
  2. aStandard Deviation of age