Determinants of abortion among women undergoing artificial termination of pregnancy

Z. Kozinszky, K. Boda, G. Bártfai

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Abstract

Objectives In order to determine factors involved in the contraceptive practice of women undergoing artificial abortion, a prospective questionnaire survey was carried out. Methods Women (n = 800) requesting artificial abortion were compared with women (n = 1000) admitted to or visiting the department for reasons other than abortion. The SPSS program was used for statistical analysis between 1998 and 1999. Multiple logistic regression analysis was applied to evaluate the factors influencing the contraceptive practice of the aborters. Results Reliable contraceptive methods were used significantly less frequently by the aborters than by the control group (19.1% vs. 55%, p <0.001, adjusted odds ratio (AOR), 0.46; 95% confidence interval (CI), 0.3-0.7). The contraceptive choice of the aborters depended significantly on their low income (AOR, 1.87; 95% CI, 1.5-2.4). The likelihood of abortion was significantly lower among those informed by a health-care provider (AOR, 0.56; 95% CI, 0.4-0.8) or the media (AOR, 0.51; 95% CI, 0.4-0.7). Awareness of reliable methods was also an important factor (AOR, 0.25; 95% CI, 0.1-0.5). Conclusions It appears that a further decrease of the abortion ratio could be attained through an intensive media campaign and improved education.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)145-152
Number of pages8
JournalEuropean Journal of Contraception and Reproductive Health Care
Volume6
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2001

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Odds Ratio
Confidence Intervals
Pregnancy
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Logistic Models
Regression Analysis
Education
Control Groups

Keywords

  • Artificial abortion
  • Contraception
  • Logistic regression model
  • Questionnaire survey

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Obstetrics and Gynaecology

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