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Table 8 Deaths due to induced abortion complications, and offer of post abortion contraception

From: Effects of implementing a postabortion care strategy in Kinshasa referral hospitals, Democratic Republic of the Congo

Variable Before intervention
n (%)
After intervention
n (%)
Change
% (CI95%)*
p*
Lethality     
 Intervention hospitals 126 (3.9%) 183 (1.6%) − 2.3% (− 6.4 à + 1.8) 0.232t
 Control hospitals 150 (3.3%) 126 (2.4%) − 0.9% (− 4.3 à + 2.4) 0.536t
 Difference    − 1.4% (− 6.2 à + 3.4) 0.553t
Offer of post abortion contraception
 Intervention hospitals 105 (34.3%) 137 (33.6%) − 0.7% (− 18.6 à + 17.1) 0.930t
 Control hospitals 120 (25.8%) 127 (22.0%) − 3.8% (− 13.3 à + 5.7%) 0.391t
 Difference    + 3.1% (− 15.1 à + 21.3) 0.728t
  1. With IC = confidence interval; n = number of subjects; p = p-value; t = t test; * = clustered robust standard errors (cluster = structure)