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Table 2 Independent predictors from multiple linear regression models of gestational age at booking among public sector ANC and abortion clients in Cape Town, South Africa

From: The role of urine pregnancy testing in facilitating access to antenatal care and abortion services in South Africa: a cross-sectional study

ANC clients* Characteristic Decrease in number of weeks gestational age at booking for ANC 95% CI p-value
Obtaining a urine pregnancy test at private pharmacy    
   No (Reference category)   
   Yes -3.6 weeks -5.2; -0.7 0.01
Age    
   <20 (Ref)   
   20+ -2.7 weeks -5.3; 0.0 0.05
Main language spoken    
   isiXhosa (Ref)   
   Afrikaans -3.5 weeks -5.8; -1.2 <0.01
   English -5.4 weeks -9.1; -1.2 <0.01
Sent from public clinic to obtain pregnancy test at private pharmacy    
   Yes (Ref)   
   No -2.8 -5.4; 0.0 0.05
TOP clients** Characteristic Decrease in number of weeks gestational age at booking for abortion 95% CI p-value
Obtaining a urine pregnancy test at pharmacy    
   No (Ref)   
   Yes -1.4 weeks -2.6; -0.1 0.03
Number of previous pregnancies    
   0 (Ref)   
   1+ -0.5 weeks -1.0; -0.4 0.04
Main language spoken    
   isiXhosa (Ref)   
   Afrikaans -1.5 weeks -2.9; -0.04 0.04
   English +0.7 weeks -1.2; 2.6 0.5
   Other -2.4 weeks -6.0; 1.2 0.2
Sent from public clinic to obtain pregnancy test at private pharmacy    
   Yes (Ref)   
   No -1.2 -2.4; -0.2 0.03
  1. *Adjusted for language, level of education, employment status, source of financial support, prior pregnancy, and knowledge of other reproductive health services.
  2. **Adjusted for age, level of education, employment status, source of financial support, employment status, and knowledge of other reproductive health services.