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Table 06
- Brazilian obstetrician-gynecologists and abortion: a survey of knowledge, opinions and practices

OB-GYN opinions of abortion law in Brazil according to selected demographic characteristics, knowledge, and practices (n = 572)

Characteristic
Law should be more liberal
Odds Ratios and 95% Confidence Intervals
  N 443
% 77.9
OR
95% CI

Gender
       
     Female
245
77.0
0.90
(0.60, 1.34)
     Male
198
78.9
1 (ref)
 
Age
       
     26–35
97
81.5
1 (ref)
 
     36–45
159
79.9
0.90
(0.51, 1.61)
     46–55
119
75.8
0.71
(0.39, 1.28)
     56+
60
79.0
0.85
(0.41, 1.74)
Religion
       
     Catholic
328
79.6
0.54
(0.22, 1.32)
     Evangelical
31
72.1
0.36
(0.12, 1.06)
     Other
38
62.3
0.23
(0.08, 0.63)
     Not religious
43
87.8
1 (ref)
 
Region
       
     South
76
78.4
1 (ref)
 
     Southeast
234
78.5
1.01
(0.58, 1.76)
     Central
45
83.3
1.38
(0.58, 3.27)
     North
12
70.6
0.66
(0.21, 2.09)
     Northeast
61
70.9
0.67
(0.34, 1.32)
Knowledge of abortion law
       
     Yes
217
74.1
1.58
(1.06, 2.37)
     No
226
81.9
1 (ref)
 
Familiar with MOH standards on sexual violence and abortion
       
     Yes
317
78.7
1.15
(0.74, 1.77)
     No
122
76.3
1 (ref)
 
Knowledge of gestational age limits on abortion in cases of rape
       
     Yes
264
79.8
0.76
(0.51, 1.13)
     No
170
74.9
1 (ref)
 
Surgical methods known
       
     Yes
431
78.6
2.05
(0.67, 6.22)
     No
9
64.3
1 (ref)
 
Medical methods known
       
     Yes
402
78.8
1.37
(0.72, 2.62)
     No
38
73.1
1 (ref)
 
Knowledge of law regarding fetal malformation
       
     Yes
325
80.6
1.67
(1.08, 2.60)
     No
102
71.3
1 (ref)
 
Received training
       
     Yes
137
77.8
0.99
(0.65, 1.52)
     No
305
78.0
1 (ref)
 
Support public funding for abortion services
       
     Yes
434
79.9
6.64
(2.83, 15.57)
     No
9
37.5
1 (ref)
 
Ever performed an abortion
       
     Yes
150
80.2
1.21
(0.78, 1.86)
     No
292
77.0
1 (ref)
 


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