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Table 4 The distribution of induced abortions in different data sets

From: Births and induced abortions among women of Russian, Somali and Kurdish origin, and the general population in Finland –comparison of self-reported and register data

  General population Russian Somali Kurdish
18–29 years a n = 181 n = 83 n = 65 n = 63
 Survey data 1, women with at least one induced abortion, % 6.6 (3.6–11.8) 19.6 (11.4–31.5)** 0.7 (0.1–3.9)* 3.6 (1.0–11.8)
 Register data 2, women with at least one induced abortion, % 7.0 (3.9–12.2) 12.5 (6.1–23.8) 17.6 (9.0–31.5)* 6.2 (2.6–14.2)
 Combined data 3, women with at least one induced abortion % 7.7 (4.5–13.1) 20.0 (11.8–31.9)** 18.5 (9.8–32.1)* 7.8 (3.6–15.9)
30–64 years b n = 447 n = 255 n = 99 n = 159
 Survey data 1, women with at least one induced abortion, % 16.4 (13.1–20.3) 66.2 (59.7–72.1)*** 1.1 (0.4–3.2)*** 31.2 (24.6–38.6)***
 Register data 2, women with at least one induced abortion, % 17.7 (14.2–21.8) 22.8 (17.6–29.1) 7.6 (3.6–15.0)* 21.8 (16.7–28.0)
 Combined data 3, women with at least one induced abortion, % 20.8 (17.2–25.0) 68.9 (62.5–74.7)*** 10.1 (5.2–18.7)* 37.8 (30.9–45.3)***
18–64 years c, combined data 3 n = 682 n = 308 n = 164 n = 222
 no induced abortions, % 83.2 (80.0–85.9) 46.6 (41.2–52.0)***5 85.6 (77.6–91.1) 71.8 (66.2–76.9)***5
 one induced abortion, % 13.5 (11.1–16.6) 21.3 (16.8–26.5) 8.4 (4.6–14.9) 14.9 (11.1–19.8)
 ≥2 induced abortions, % 3.3 (2.2–5.0) 32.2 (27.6–37.1) 6.0 (2.7–12.8) 13.2 (9.6–18.0)
Mean number of abortions
 among women who had at least one induced abortion 1.3 (1.1–1.4) 2.3 (2.1–2.6) *** 2.0(1.5–2.5)** 2.0 (1.6–2.2)***
 among all women 0.2 (0.2–0.3) 1.3 (1.1–1.5)*** 0.3 (0.2–0.4) 0.5 (0.4–0.7)***
Women with at least one induced abortion, model-adjusted d % 17.9 (14.7–21.6) 60.0 (54.4–65.4)*** NA 35.3 (28.8–42.5)***
  1. 1 Survey data:
  2. Migrant Health and Wellbeing Study and the Health 2011 Survey
  3. Age-adjusted and weighted proportions
  4. a18–29 years age adjusted
  5. b30–64 years age adjusted
  6. 2 Register data:
  7. Medical Birth Register and the Register of Induced Abortions
  8. Age-adjusted and weighted proportions
  9. 3 Combined survey and register data:
  10. Combined data from the surveys, Medical Birth Register and Register of Induced Abortions
  11. Age-adjusted and weighted proportions
  12. c18–64 years age adjusted
  13. NA = Too few observations for statistical analysis
  14. dAdjusted for age, work status, marital status and education
  15. Statistically significant differences compared to the Finnish reference group (Satterthwaite adjusted F-statistic):
  16. *p-value < 0.05
  17. **p-value < 0.01
  18. ***p-value < 0.001
  19. 5Overall p-value for the difference of the multinomial distribution between general population and the migrant group