Table 2

Association between whether a woman has correct knowledge of the legal status of abortion and whether the woman knows at least one person who has terminated a pregnancy in the past 5 years adjusted for sociodemographic characteristics (N=641)

 UnadjustedAdjusted*
OR (95% CI)p ValueOR (95% CI)p Value
Knows ≥1 person who has induced an abortion in the past 5 years
 No1.000.50551.000.7111
 Yes1.27 (0.62 to 2.57)1.17 (0.50 to 2.72)
Age group (years)
 15–241.000.70181.000.1392
 25–340.84 (0.55 to 1.27)0.53 (0.28 to 0.99)
 35–440.80 (0.33 to 1.96)0.77 (0.25 to 2.30)
Area of residence
 Urban1.000.42161.000.1598
 Rural0.71 (0.31 to 1.64)0.54 (0.22 to 1.29)
Province of residence
 Central1.000.20451.000.4421
 Copperbelt0.71 (0.30 to 1.68)0.63 (0.21 to 1.84)
 Lusaka1.37 (0.49 to 3.81)1.03 (0.33 to 3.25)
Highest level of education attended
 None3.11 (1.70 to 5.69)<0.00010.85 (0.07 to 10.28)0.0063
 Primary1.001.00
 Secondary2.06 (1.17 to 3.64)1.29 (0.38 to 4.43)
 Higher education4.90 (2.12 to 11.29)4.68 (1.52 to 14.37)
Religion
 Catholic1.000.83611.000.1287
 Other Christian1.19 (0.64 to 2.22)2.16 (0.87 to 5.34)
 Other0.95 (0.10 to 9.30)0.17 (0.01 to 3.58)
  • *Adjusted for all other variables in the model.