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Table 2 Relative risk ratios from multinomial logistic regression analysis examining variations in type of abortion methods used by women

From: Methods women use for induced abortion and sources of services: insights from poor urban settlements of Accra, Ghana

Variable Surgical Non-medical
RRR 95%CI RRR 95%CI
Age
16–19 0.1*** 0.0 0.4 1.8 0.3 10.6
20–24 0.1*** 0.1 0.3 0.5 0.2 1.4
25–29 0.1*** 0.1 0.3 0.2*** 0.1 0.6
30–34 0.2*** 0.1 0.4 0.4** 0.1 0.9
35–39 0.3*** 0.2 0.6 0.3** 0.1 0.8
40–44 (ref)      
Woman’s marital status
Currently in union (ref)      
Never in union 1.0 0.7 1.5 0.9 0.4 1.6
Formerly in union 1.7* 0.9 3.0 2.0 0.9 4.5
Level of education
No formal education (ref)      
Primary 1.3 0.8 2.2 0.7 0.3 1.4
Middle/junior high school 1.4 0.9 2.3 0.4** 0.2 0.9
Secondary 1.4 0.8 2.4 0.4* 0.2 1.0
Higher 1.7 0.8 3.6 0.7 0.2 3.0
Religion
Pentecostal (ref)      
Catholic 1.3 0.5 3.7 0.7 0.1 6.8
Anglican/Methodist/Presbyterian 1.0 0.6 1.6 0.7 0.3 2.0
Other Christians 1.1 0.8 1.7 1.6 0.8 3.0
Moslem 0.6 0.3 1.3 0.2 0.0 1.5
Others/No religion 0.3** 0.1 0.9 1.7 0.5 5.4
Ethnicity
Ga/Dangme (ref)      
Akan 1.1 0.8 1.6 1.0 0.5 1.9
Ewe 0.9 0.6 1.4 1.4 0.7 2.8
Other Ghanaian 1.3 0.7 2.4 0.9 0.2 3.4
Non Ghanaian 1.3 0.2 7.1 6.9* 0.8 62.2
Wealth Index
Poorest (ref)      
Poorer 1.0 0.6 1.8 0.8 0.4 1.8
Middle 0.9 0.5 1.6 0.4** 0.2 1.0
Richer 0.9 0.5 1.5 0.4* 0.2 1.1
Richest 1.7 0.6 4.7 0.3 0.0 3.0
Knowledge of abortion law
Incorrect Knowledge (ref)      
Correct knowledge 1.0 0.7 1.5 0.7 0.3 1.6
Year since last induced abortion
 <  = 3 0.4*** 0.3 0.5 0.3*** 0.2 0.6
 > 3 (ref)      
Number of observations = 1018       
LR chi2(52) = 228.2       
Prob > chi2 = 0.00       
Pseudo R2 = 0.1       
  1. Medication abortion is used as the base category for the dependent variable
  2. CI confidence interval; ref reference category
  3. ***p < 0.01; **p < 0.05; *p < 0.10.