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Table 6 OB-GYN opinions of abortion law in Brazil according to selected demographic characteristics, knowledge, and practices (n = 572)

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

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)