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Table 3 Unadjusted and adjusted odds of a family planning (FP) versus maternal-fetal medicine (MFM) physician recommending D&E for each case scenario

From: Second-trimester abortion attitudes and practices among maternal-fetal medicine and family planning subspecialists

Case scenarioFP
n (%)
MFM
n (%)
Unadjusted
OR (95% CI)
Adjusteda
OR (95% CI)
Trisomy 21
 Induction recommendation or no recommendationb21 (20)401 (59)
 D&E recommendationc84 (80)284 (41)5.7 (3.4–9.3)3.9 (2.1–7.0)
Renal agenesis
 Induction recommendation or no recommendation23 (22)435 (63)
 D&E recommendation82 (78)251 (37)6.2 (3.8–10.1)4.3 (2.4–7.6)
Intrauterine fetal demise
 Induction recommendation or no recommendation29 (28)480 (70)
 D&E recommendation76 (72)203 (30)6.2 (3.9–9.8)4.2 (2.4–7.3)
Severe pre-eclampsia
Induction recommendation or no recommendation14 (13)386 (56)
 D&E recommendation91 (87)299 (44)8.4 (4.7–15.0)4.6 (2.4–8.8)
Chorioamnionitis with sepsis
 Induction recommendation or no recommendation17 (16)411 (60)
 D&E recommendation88 (84)275 (40)7.7 (4.5–13.3)4.2 (2.2–7.8)
Preterm premature rupture of membranes
 Induction recommendation or no recommendation35 (34)549 (80)
 D&E recommendation69 (66)137 (20)7.9 (5.0–12.4)5.5 (3.1–9.7)
  1. aAdjusted for age, gender, practice setting, religiosity, abortion attitude, provide D&Es
  2. bInduction recommendation or no recommendation includes responses “no recommendation”, “recommend induction”, and “recommend induction, but patient’s choice”
  3. cD&E recommendation includes responses “recommend D&E” and “recommend D&E, but patient’s choice”