Table 2: Socio-demographic characteristic of study participants, induced abortion and other forms of abortion.

Characteristics

Total (%)

Induced abortion (%)

Other forms of abortion (%)

p-value

Age in years

< 25

33 (42.9)

14 (42.4)

19 (57.6)

0.241

25 years and above

44 (57.1)

13 (29.6)

31 (70.4)

 

Educational level

No formal education

30 (39.0)

9 (30.0)

21 (70.0)

0.731

Primary or secondary level

35 (45.4)

13 (37.1)

22 (62.9)

 

Higher secondary and above

12 (15.6)

5(41.7)

7(58.3)

 

Occupation

House wife

46 (59.7)

13 (28.3)

33 (71.7)

0.251

Private employee

22 (28.6)

9 (40.9)

13 (59.1)

 

Others

9 (11.7)

5 (55.6)

4 (44.4)

 

Marital status

Married

71 (93.4)

22 (31.0)

49 (69.0)

0.044*

Others

5 (6.6)

4 (80.0)

1 (20.0)

 

No of children

No child

26 (34.2)

11 (42.3)

15 (57.7)

0.472

1-2 children

37 (48.7)

12 (32.4)

25 (67.6)

 

3-5 children

13 (17.1)

3 (23.1)

10 (76.9)

 

Months of pregnancy

26 (34.2)

 

 

 

1

27 (35.5)

16 (57.1)

12 (42.9)

0.01*

2

21 (27.6)

5 (18.5)

22 (81.5)

 

3-5

2 (2.6)

6 (28.6)

15 (71.4)

 

Contraception

Yes

52 (67.5)

19 (36.5)

33 (63.5)

0.696

No

25 (32.5)

8 (32.0)

17 (68.0)

 

 

Other forms of abortion include- spontaneous and habitual abortion.

*Significant at p-value of 0.05.

Others include- single, students, living together and divorcee.