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Table 2 Sources of information and knowledge on abortion legislation among female under graduate students of Ambo University, West Shoa Zone, Ethiopia 2018

From: Assessment of knowledge on abortion law and factors affecting it among regular undergraduate female students of Ambo University, Oromia Region, Ethiopia, 2018: a cross sectional study

Variables N(%)
Heard about abortion legislation
 Yes 468 (58.9%)
 No 327 (41.1%)
Sources of information on abortion legislation
 Received health education, on abortion legislation 180 (38.2%)
 From TV/Radio 130 (27.8%)
 From relatives / Someone who had an abortion 225 (48.1%)
 From clubs in school/University 260 (55.6%)
The Current abortion law allow a women to have abortion
 Yes 258 (55.1%)
 No 210(44.9%)
If yes,
 Under all circumstances 148 (57.4%)
 Under some circumstances 148 (57.4%)
The current law on Abortion allows the woman on rape to run abortion
 Yes 90 (34.9%)
 No 144 (55.8%)
The current law on Abortion allow the woman on incest to run abortion
 Yes 69 (26.7%)
 No 163(63.2%)
The current law on Abortion allow the woman if the pregnancy threaten the life of mother.
 Yes 86(33.3%)
 No 160(62%)
The current law on Abortion allow the woman if the mother has physically or mentally problem.
 Yes 96(37.2%)
 No 142(55%)
Does the current law on Abortion allow the woman if serious fetal deformity
 Yes 93(36%)
 No 133 (51.6%)
Over all abortion legislation knowledge
 Knowledgeable 98 (21%)
 Not knowledgeable 370 (79%)