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Table 1 Sociodemographic characteristics of survey respondents at baseline and endline, by sex and overall (n = 2,543)

From: Evaluation of a multi-pronged intervention to improve access to safe abortion care in two districts in Jharkhand

  Male Female Total
  Baseline Endline   Baseline Endline   Baseline Endline  
  (n = 620) (n = 645)   (n = 633) (n = 645)   (n = 1,253) (n = 1,290)  
  % % p-value % % p-value % % p-value
Current age          
15-19 years 0.2 0.00 0.307 6.8 8.7 0.206 3.5 4.3 0.282
20-29 years 28.1 27.9 0.950 52.3 52.4 0.967 40.3 40.2 0.939
30-39 years 44.2 45.7 0.581 34.6 33.3 0.633 39.3 39.5 0.922
40 and above 27.6 26.4 0.623 6.3 5.6 0.577 16.8 16.0 0.553
Average age (years) 34.3 33.9 0.341 28.0 28.1 0.766 31.1 31.0 0.739
Education          
Up to primary 34.8 36.7 0.480 57.2 55.7 0.581 46.1 46.2 0.970
Secondary 51.1 50.5 0.834 39.7 37.7 0.467 45.3 44.1 0.535
High school & above 14.0 12.7 0.490 3.2 6.7 0.004 8.5 9.7 0.313
Average schooling (years) 8.6 8.2 0.076 7.5 7.6 0.662 8.1 8.0 0.534
Religion          
Hindu 77.7 59.8 <0.001 76.5 60.2 <0.001 77.1 60.0 <0.001
Muslim 1.9 3.9 0.041 2.1 3.4 0.137 2.0 3.6 0.012
Christian 5.5 4.7 0.499 5.4 4.7 0.555 5.4 4.7 0.371
Sarna 14.8 31.6 <0.001 16.1 31.8 <0.001 15.5 31.7 <0.001
Caste          
Scheduled caste (SC) 9.4 6.1 0.027 5.8 8.5 0.064 7.6 7.3 0.776
Scheduled tribe (ST) 40.3 55.6 <0.001 33.5 50.7 <0.001 36.9 53.1 <0.001
Other Backward class (OBC) 43.7 37.3 0.018 55.3 38.4 <0.001 49.6 37.9 <0.001
General 6.6 1.1 <0.001 5.4 2.3 0.005 6.0 1.7 <0.001
Family Type          
Nuclear 64.0 57.1 0.011 52.9 51.2 0.529 58.4 54.1 0.028
Joint/extended 36.0 42.9 0.011 47.1 48.8 0.529 41.6 45.9 0.010
Exposure to mass media 65.5 72.1 0.011 50.1 83.7 <0.001 57.7 77.9 <0.001