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Table 2 Demographic characteristics stratified by abortion type

From: Development and validation of a person-centered abortion scale: the experiences of care in private facilities in Kenya

Characteristic N (%)
Surgical Abortion (N = 157) Medication Abortion
(N = 196)
Age, years
 Less than 20 6 (3.8) 25 (13.8)
 20–24 61 (38.9) 76 (38.8)
 25–29 37 (23.6) 57 (29.1)
 30–34 25 (15.9) 25 (12.8)
 35 or older 28 (17.8) 13 (6.6)
Married, partnered, or cohabitating
 Yes 42 (26.8) 37 (18.9)
 No 114 (72.6) 158 (80.6)
 Missing 1 (0.6) 1 (0.5)
Education
 Primary or less 20 (12.7) 14 (7.1)
 Secondary or vocational 56 (35.7) 87 (44.4)
 College or University 81 (51.6) 95 (48.5)
Employed for pay
 Yes 97 (61.8) 108 (55.1)
 No 60 (38.2) 88 (44.9)
Religion
 Catholic, Protestant, or other Christian 148 (94.3) 189 (96.4)
 Muslim 5 (3.2) 5 (2.6)
 None 3 (1.9) 2 (1.0)
 Missing 1 (0.6) 0 (0.0)
Number of pregnancies
 1 63 (40.1) 105 (53.6)
 2 41 (26.1) 46 (23.5)
 3 25 (15.9) 22 (11.1)
 4 11 (7.0) 17 (8.7)
 5 or more 17 (10.8) 6 (3.1)
Number of births
 0 76 (48.4) 120 (61.2)
 1 37 (23.6) 40 (20.4)
 2 23 (14.7) 25 (12.8)
 3 or more 21 (13.4) 11 (5.6)
Number of children
 0 78 (49.7) 121 (61.7)
 1 35 (22.3) 43 (21.9)
 2 24 (15.3) 20 (10.2)
 3 or more 20 (12.7) 12 (6.1)
Received adequate information regarding abortion procedure
 No 88 (56.1) 75 (38.3)
 Yes 69 (43.9) 121 (61.7)