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Table 1 Comparison between the reference period (2015–2019) and the first COVID-19 lockdown (2020) of profile characteristics of the clients from an abortion centre in a central city in Flanders (Belgium), based on bivariate linear regressions (n = 4243)

From: Abortion care in a pandemic: an analysis of the number and social profile of people requesting and receiving abortion care during the first COVID-19 lockdown (March 16 to June 14, 2020) in Flanders, Belgium

  Average 2015–2019 Average 2020 Regression coefficient
Model a1: Age 29.02 29.62 0.62*
Model a2: Number of children 1.13 1.24 0.11
Model a3: Number of previous abortions 0.66 0.72 0.07
Model a4: Number of miscarriages 0.22 0.27 0.05
  1. *p < .05. **p < .01. ***p < .001