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Table 1 Distribution of patients according to patient’s characteristics

From: Bowel perforation secondary to illegally induced abortion: a tertiary hospital experience in Tanzania

Variable Response Number of patients Percentage
Age < 15 2 2.9
  16-30 56 82.4
  >30 10 14.7
Area of residence Urban 42 61.8
  Rural 26 38.2
Parity Nulliparous 55 80.9
  1-3 10 14.7
  >3 3 4.4
Marital status Unmarried 60 88.2
  Married 8 11.8
Education status No formal education 6 8.8
  Primary 9 13.2
  Secondary 48 70.6
  Tertiary 5 7.4
Occupation Employed 12 17.6
  Unemployed 56 82.4
Previous history of contraceptive use Yes 10 14.7
No 58 85.3
Previous history of induced abortion No 53 77.9
1 6 8.8
  ≥2 5 7.4
  Not documented 4 5.9
Gestational age 1st Trimester 14 20.6
  2nd Trimester 54 79.4