Journal of Pregnancy / 2019 / Article / Tab 1

Research Article

Predictors of Unsafe Induced Abortion among Women in Ghana

Table 1

Background characteristics of respondents who induced abortion recently (N=1880 unless stated).

Variable/categoryFrequencyPercentage

Demographic characteristics
Age (years)
<201457.7
20-2454128.8
25-3487546.5
35-4931917.0
Age at first sexual intercourse
<18 years112659.9
18 years and over75440.1
Marital status
Single76140.5
Married43823.3
Cohabiting68136.2
Religious affiliation
Traditional482.6
Christian170590.7
Islam1276.8
Socioeconomic characteristics
Highest educational attainment
No education1628.6
Primary29815.9
Junior high87446.5
Secondary or above54629.0
Ecological zone
Northern532.8
Middle79542.3
Coastal103254.9
Place of residence
Urban123065.4
Rural65034.6
Wealth index
Lowest1015.4
Second31216.6
Middle45524.2
Fourth54829.1
Highest46424.7