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Table 2 Reproductive history of study participants of Shire town, Tigray Regional State, Ethiopia, 2017 (n = 400)

From: Factors associated with uptake of post-abortion family planning in Shire town, Tigray, Ethiopia

Variable Frequency (n) Percentage (%)
Parity
0 157 39.3
1 143 35.7
2–4 82 20.5
≥ 5 18 4.5
Number of alive children
0 158 39.5
1–3 212 53.0
≥ 4 30 7.5
Types of abortion
Induced 325 81.2
Spontaneous 75 18.8
Condition of the pregnancy
Planned/wanted 39 9.7
Unplanned but wanted 75 18.8
Unplanned/unwanted 286 71.5
Reason for termination
Rape 116 29.0
Incent 118 29.5
Maternal indication 60 15.0
Fetal deformity 31 7.7
Spontaneously 75 18.8
Methods used to terminate the current pregnancy
Medication abortion 195 48.8
Manual vacuum aspiration 116 29.0
Mixed procedure 89 22.2