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Table 1 Participant characteristics

From: Surgical and medical second trimester abortion in South Africa: A cross-sectional study

Characteristic D&E1
(n = 220)
Medical induction
(n = 84)
P value
Age (years)    0.523
   18-25 112 (51%) 47 (56%)  
   26-35 89 (41%) 33 (39%)  
   >35 17 (8%) 5 (5%)  
Education (Grade)    0.765
   < Gr 12 107 (49%) 35 (47%)  
   Gr 12 110 (51%) 39 (53%)  
Parity    
   0 49 (23%) 15 (18%) 0.167
   1 78 (36%) 40 (48%)  
   > = 2 91 (42%) 29 (35%)  
Gestational age on admission (weeks)    <0.001
   12.1-16.0 144 (66%) 12 (14%)  
   16.1-18.0 47 (22%) 27 (32%)  
   18.1-20.9 28 (13%) 45 (54%)  
Prior vaginal delivery 149 (68%) 58 (78%) 0.101
Prior Caesarean Section 21 (10%) 5 (7%) 0.453
Prior Abortion 6 (3%) 5 (7%) 0.118
Housing    0.801
   Formal (House or Flat) 142 (65%) 47 (64%)  
   Informal (Shack) 76 (35%) 27 (37%)  
Persons per room    0.550
   < = 2 175 (80%) 57 (68%)  
   >2 43 (20%) 17 (23%)  
Languages spoken    
   Xhosa 148 (68%) 52 (70%) 0.703
   English 57 (26%) 18 (24%) 0.757
   Afrikaans 60 (28%) 5 (7%) <0.001
Paid for Work 74 (34%) 28 (38%) 0.596
  1. 1 D&E Dilation and evacuation