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Table 3 Factors associated with requesting abortion of mothers came to Felege Hiywot Referral Hospital, Amhara Region, North West Ethiopia

From: Determinants of abortion among clients coming for abortion service at felegehiwot referral hospital, northwest Ethiopia: a case control study

Study variables Abortion status   
Case, N (%) Control, N (%) COR (95% CI) AOR (95% CI)
Age of the mother     
  < 24 years 132 (75.4) 131 (37.4) 1 1
  > =24 years 43 (24.6) 219 (62.6) 0.19 (0.13, 0.29) 0.31 (0.15,0.65)*
Occupation     
 Student 84 (48) 11 (3.1) 28.44 (14.56,55.57)* 7.40 (2.93,18.69)*
 Non student 91 (52) 339 (96.9) 1 1
Marital status     
 Single 103 (58.8) 31 (8.9) 14.72 (9.14,23.69)* 18.23 (8.04,41.32)*
 Married 72 (41.2) 319 (91.1) 1 1
Income     
  < =500 ETB 105 (60.0) 48 (13.7) 9.43 (6.14,14.49)* 11.46 (6.29,20.87)*
  > 500 ETB 70 (40.0) 302 (86.3) 1 1
Family planning method used    
 Ever used no method 55 (31.4) 77 (22.0) 1.62 (1.08,2.44)*  
 Ever used at least one method 120 (68.6) 273 (88.0) 1  
Emergency contraceptive knowledge  
 Yes 96 (54.8) 143 (40.8) 1.76 (1.22,2.54)*  
 No 79 (45.2) 207 (59.2) 1  
Ever used Emergency contraceptive  
 Yes 50 (28.6) 67 (19.1) 1.69 (1.11,2.58)*  
 No 125 (71.4) 283 (80.9) 1  
Number of live children the mother had  
 No children 122 (69.7) 185 (52.8) 1  
 One child and above 53 (30.3) 165 (47.2) 0.49 (0.33,0.72)  
Previous abortion history   
 Yes 15 (8.6) 57 (16.3) 0.48 (0.26,0.88) 0.29 (0.11,0.79)*
 No 160 (91.4) 293 (83.7) 1 1
Gravidity     
 One pregnancy 122 (69.7) 133 (38.8) 1  
 Two and above pregnancy 53 (31.3) 217 (61.2) 3.75 (2.54,5.53)*  
  1. *significant at P-value < 0.05