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Table 3 Factors associated with lifetime abortions, among women interviewed about their lifetime experience of pregnancies in 2012–2013, rural south- western Uganda

From: Adverse pregnancy outcomes in rural Uganda (1996–2013): trends and associated factors from serial cross sectional surveys

  n abortions / N pregnancies (%) Unadjusted RR (95 % CI) Adjusted RR (95 % CI)a
Age group   P = 0.44 P < 0.001
 <20 14 / 153 (9.2 %) 1 1
 20–29 129 / 2023 (6.4 %) 0.76 (0.44–1.32) 0.84 (0.49–1.45)
 30–39 335 / 4606 (7.3 %) 0.87 (0.50–1.50) 1.36 (0.78–2.35)
 40–49 352 / 4695 (7.5 %) 0.89 (0.52–1.53) 1.70 (0.97–2.97)
Ever married   P = 0.71 P = 0.09
 Yes 803 / 1170 (7.3 %) 1 1
 No 27 / 407 (6.6 %) 0.93 (0.64–1.35) 0.73 (0.51–1.05)
Education   P = 0.03 P = 0.07
 None/less than primary 75 / 1130 (6.6 %) 1 1
 Incomplete primary 390 / 5329 (7.3 %) 1.09 (0.83–1.44) 1.08 (0.82–1.42)
 Completed primary 153 / 2556 (6.0 %) 0.90 (0.66–1.23) 0.84 (0.61–1.14)
 Secondary or above 212 / 2462 (8.6 %) 1.28 (0.95–1.73) 1.11 (0.82–1.50)
Village location   P < 0.001 P < 0.001
 Away from main road 584 / 8783 (6.6 %) 1 1
 Along the main road 246 / 2694 (9.1 %) 1.37 (1.15–1.63) 1.33 (1.12–1.57)
Parity   P < 0.001 P < 0.001
 0–4 280 / 2805 (10.0 %) 1 1
 5–9 428 / 6699 (6.4 %) 0.66 (0.56–0.78) 0.50 (0.40–0.61)
 ≥10 122/ 1973 (6.2 %) 0.63 (0.49–0.81) 0.43 (0.31–0.59)
Attended antenatal clinicb   P < 0.001 P < 0.001
 Yes 172 / 2087 (8.2 %) 1 1
 No 61 / 339 (18.0 %) 2.15 (1.60–2.90) 2.14 (1.60–2.86)
  1. aAdjusted for age, ever married, education, village location and parity. bAttended antenatal care data restricted to women reporting a pregnancy in the past 12 months. Restricted to women reporting a pregnancy in the past 12 months