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Table 1 Weighted proportion of women who utilize abortion service from abortion providers in different socio-demographic groups

From: Utilization of abortion services from an unsafe provider and associated factors among women with history of induced abortion in Ghana

Variables Choice of abortion provider
Women’s knowledge on abortion legality Safe provider (%) Unsafe provider (%) p-value
 Yes 63.7 36.3  < 0.001
 No 40.0 60.0
Age
 15–29 39.5 60.5  < 0.001
 30–39 47.3 52.7
 40–49 53.8 46.2
Religious affiliation
 Catholics 50.3 49.7 0.222
 Protestants 40.6 59.4
 Moslem 43.8 56.3
 Pentecostal/Charismatic 42.2 57.8
 No religion 36.2 63.8
Educational level
 No education 38.9 61.1 0.081
 Primary 37.6 62.4
 Secondary +  43.9 56.1
Ethnicity
 Akan 40.5 59.5  < 0.001
 Ga/Dangme 38.0 62.0
 Ewe 52.8 47.2
 Mole-dagbani 40.9 59.1
Marital status
 Married 50.8 49.2  < 0.001
 Cohabiting 41.6 58.4
 Not married 38.4 61.6
Parity
 0 39.3 60.7 0.001
 1–2 40.5 59.5
 3 +  49.5 50.5
Ecological zone
 Coastal zone 46.0 54.0 0.001
 Middle belt 37.6 62.4
 Northern zone 49.1 50.9
Place of residence
 Urban 43.8 56.2 0.111
 Rural 40.0 60.0
  1. Source: Computed from Ghana maternal health surveys (GMHS) 2017