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Table 3 Odds of Traveling 50 Miles or More for Abortion Covered by Medi-Cal, 2011–2012 (N = 35425a)

From: Distance traveled for Medicaid-covered abortion care in California

Characteristic Traveled 50+ miles
Adjusted Odds Ratio
95% CI
Sociodemographics
 Age, yearsa
  17 or younger 0.03** (0.003,0.37)
  18–24 Ref Ref
  25–34 0.58 (0.28,1.19)
  35 or older 0.33 (0.08,1.32)
 Race/Ethnicity
  Non-Hispanic white Ref Ref
  Non-Hispanic black 0.42 (0.14,1.32)
  Hispanic/Latina 0.37* (0.17,0.83)
  Asian 0.02*** (0.002,0.19)
  Other 0.22 (0.04,1.17)
  Declined to state/missing 0.09* (0.01,0.71)
Characteristics of abortion
 Abortion procedure
  Medication abortion 0.18*** (0.08,0.40)
  1st Trimester aspiration Ref Ref
  2nd Trimester or later 8.81*** (4.41,17.61)
 Source of care
  Hospital 6.88*** (2.53,18.70)
  Outpatient clinic Ref Ref
  Physician’s office/Physician’s group 2.80** (1.42,5.54)
 Data year
  2011 Ref Ref
  2012 2.84*** (1.66,4.85)
  1. aAbortions among women missing age (n = 6) were dropped from this analysis
  2. *p < 0.05, **p < 0.01, ***p < 0.001