Journal of Pregnancy / 2019 / Article / Tab 2

Research Article

Predictors of Unsafe Induced Abortion among Women in Ghana

Table 2

Distribution of respondents by abortion characteristics, knowledge/information, and contraceptives use.

Variable/categoryFrequencyPercentage

Abortion characteristics
Previously induced abortion
Yes61132.5
No126967.5
Multiple steps to end pregnancy
Yes25613.6
No162486.4
Used a medical method
Yes131269.8
No56830.2
Used a medical provider
Yes79942.5
No108157.5
Used a safe location
Yes75440.1
No112659.9
Safety of induced abortion
Safe67535.9
Unsafe120564.1
Payment for abortion services
Yes175293.2
No1286.8
Main reason for ending pregnancy
No money to take care of baby28515.2
Not ready to be a mother25413.5
Wanted to space child21611.5
Wanted to continue schooling19510.4
Partner did not want child/denied paternity1618.6
Antibiotics taken after abortion
Yes123165.5
No64934.5
Knowledge/information
Knowledge of fertile period (1738)
Yes88350.8
No85549.2
Knowledge of legal status of abortion in Ghana
Yes20010.6
No168089.4
Media exposure
Yes111059.0
No77041.0
Contraceptive use
Using contraceptive at time of pregnancy
Yes35218.7
No152881.3

Only the 5 topmost reasons have been presented.