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Table 2 Characteristics of abortion services received by study respondents at selected primary and secondary level public health facilities, Madhya Pradesh, India 2014

From: An exploration of the socio-economic profile of women and costs of receiving abortion services at public health facilities of Madhya Pradesh, India

  Primary facilities (n = 742) Secondary facilities (n = 294) p-value All facilities (1036)
  n % n %   n %
Diagnosis
 Induced 575 77.5% 154 52.4% 0.000 729 70.4%
 Incomplete abortion 167 22.5% 140 47.6% 0.000 307 29.6%
Gestation (duration of pregnancy)
 6–8 weeks 661 89.1% 256 87.1% 0.360 917 88.5%
 8–12 weeks 66 8.9% 22 7.5% 0.462 88 8.5%
 More than 12 weeks 15 2.0% 16 5.4% 0.004 31 3.0%
Mean gestation (SD)   7.0 (1.9)   7.5 (2.6) 0.002   7.1 (2.2)
Abortion methods
 MVA 380 51.2% 150 51.0% 0.955 530 51.2%
 EVA 61 8.2% 48 16.3% 0.000 109 10.5%
 MA 292 39.4% 53 18.0% 0.000 345 33.3%
 D&C 9 1.2% 43 14.6% 0.000 52 5.0%
Mean distance travelled in km (sd) 12.6 (35.3)   25.7 (26.38)   0.000 16.3 (33.54)  
Received post-abortion contraceptives 692 93.3% 240 81.6% 0.000 932 90.0%
Reference source (referred by)
 Outreach workers (ANM,ASHA,AWW) 172 23.2% 44 15.0% 0.003 216 20.8%
 NGO workers 2 0.3% 1 0.3% 0.848 3 0.3%
 Others 568 76.5% 249 84.7% 0.003 817 78.9%
Accompanied to the facility by outreach workers 134 18.1% 40 13.6% 0.083 174 16.8%