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Table 1 Background characteristics and prevalence of pregnancy termination in Ghana (DHS 2014) and Mozambique (DHS 2011)

From: Socio – economic determinants of abortion among women in Mozambique and Ghana: evidence from demographic and health survey

Variable Ghana Mozambique
  N = 9375 Proportions X2: P value N = 13,660 Proportions X2: P value
Age    X2 = 588: p < 0.000    X2 = 173: p < 0.000
 15–19 53 3.3   107 3.5  
 20–24 304 18.9   232 9.5  
 25–29 443 27.2   241 10.7  
 30–34 462 33.8   216 10.9  
 35–39 446 34.6   191 11.3  
 40–44 322 31.3   108 9.4  
 45–49 287 33.5   105 9.6  
Wealth status   X2 = 155: p < 0.000    X2 = 98: p < 0.000
 Poorest 223 15.4   177 6.8  
 Poorer 340 20.8   172 6.8  
 Middle 516 26.7   177 6.9  
 Richer 603 28.6   259 9.4  
 Richest 626 28.6   415 13.0  
Level of education   X2 = 6: p < 0.126    X2 = 31: p < 0.000
 No education 409 22.9   300 7.0  
 Primary 448 27.0   619 9.0  
 Secondary 1328 25.0   251 10.8  
 Higher 132 22.2   32 17.2  
Religion   X2 = 25: p < 0.000    X2 = 12: p < 0.05
 Christian 1931 25.7   1121 8.9  
 Islam 275 19.5   47 6.4  
 Traditional/spiritual/other/no religion 110 24.9   33 11.4  
Birth history   X2 = 286: p < 0.000    X2 = 40: p < 0.000
 Zero birth 401 13.7   189 6.4  
 One birth 376 28.4   222 10.2  
 Two births 420 32.0   190 9.7  
 Three births 363 32.2   437 8.9  
 Four births or more 757 28.2     
Frequency of reading newspaper or magazine   X2 = 6: p < 0.055    X2 = 32: p < 0.000
 Not at all 1959 25.8   959 8.3  
 Less than once a week 208 21.7   114 13.0  
 At least once a week 151 24.7   128 10.8  
Frequency of listening to radio   X2 = 30:0.000    X2 = 21: p < 0.000
 Not at all 273 18.6   362 7.5  
 Less than once a week 768 25.4   292 9.6  
 At least once a week 1276 26.1   547 9.4  
Frequency of watching television   X2 = 61:0.000    X2 = 98: p < 0.000
 Not at all 426 19.3   631 7.1  
 Less than once a week 614 25.4   156 10.4  
 At least once a week 1277 26.9   414 12.5  
Marital status   X2 = 375:0.000    X2 = 146: p < 0.000
 Never married 378 12.3   107 4.3  
 Married 1181 29.9   535 8.8  
 Living with partner 430 31.8   355 11.2  
 Widowed 74 29.3   45 8.73  
 Divorced 83 29.7   29 9.7  
 Separated 171 38.3   131 12.2  
Residence   X2 = 60:0.000    X2 = 83: p < 0.000
 Urban 1422 28.2   564 11.9  
 Rural 895 20.6   637 7.1  
Occupation   X2 = 236:0.000    X2 = 192: p < 0.000
 Unemployed 269 12.2   415 5.7  
 Employed 2048 28.5   786 12.4  
Terminated pregnancy
 No 7057 74.3   12,459 91.2  
 Yes 2317 24.7   1201 8.8  
  1. Source: Computed from Ghana DHS 2014, Mozambique DHS2011