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Table 6 Multivariate Logistic Regression Model Regarding Abortion Attitude Sum Score and Associated Characteristics among University of the West Indies Medical Students

From: Abortion attitudes, training, and experience among medical students in Jamaica, West Indies

Dependent VariableIndependent variables with favorable impactβ coefficient (95% CI)P value
Attitude
 History of personal or family exposure to abortion2.63 (1.92 to 3.34)< 0.001
I am not religious2.74 (2.09 to 3.38)< 0.001
Race (Mixed)2.58 (1.69 to 3.47)< 0.001
Would be willing to provide abortion if law was lifted0.99 (0.34 to 1.66)0.003
Intend to become women health providers0.86 (0.12 to 1.60)0.022
Dependent VariableIndependent variables with negative impactβcoefficient (95% CI)Pvalue
AttitudeAbortion should not be legal in Jamaica−15.65(−16.93 to −14.37)< 0.001
Inaccurate knowledge of abortion law−5.60(−6.30 to −4.89)< 0.001
Afro-Caribbean Race− 4.27(− 5.11 to −3.45)< 0.001
Not willing to refer patient for abortion−3.85(− 4.95 to −2.74)< 0.001
No training in abortion− 2.78(− 3.67 to − 1.89)< 0.001
Martial status (single)−1.47(− 2.17 to - 0.77)< 0.001
Female gender- 0.40(− 1.02 to 0.23)0.22
Older age (years)−0.25(−0.39 to −0.13)< 0.001
  1. aWomen health provider = General Practitioner and obstetric& gynecology