Table 1

Baseline characteristics of sample and distribution by study group (N=791)

CharacteristicNear-Limit Abortion group
(n=371) (ref.) (%)
Parenting-Turnaways (n=144) (%)First-Trimesters (n=235) (%)Non-Parenting-Turnaways (n=41) (%)Total
(n=791) (%)
Age category (years)
 15–19 (ref.)17.529.814.923.919.4
 20–2438.535.4*28.541.335.2
 25–3436.131.3*47.728.3*38.2
 35–467.83.5*8.96.57.3
Race
 Non-Hispanic white (ref.)33.626.238.937.034.1
 Non-Hispanic black31.234.031.630.431.8
 Latina21.025.520.513.021.2
 Multiracial/other14.214.29.0*19.613.0
Educational attainment
 Less than high school (ref.)16.421.515.722.017.5
 High school, GED, or some college77.172.972.870.774.7
 College degree6.55.611.57.37.8
Marital status
 Not married (ref.)93.091.788.595.791.6
 Married7.08.311.54.48.4
 Employment
 Not in school or employed (ref.)24.833.315.821.723.4
 In school, employed, or homemaker75.266.784.2*78.376.5
Children (n)
 029.744.8**37.2*36.535.1
 133.623.2*25.634.229.4
 2+ (ref.)36.732.037.229.335.6
History of child sexual abuse or neglect
 No (ref.)74.472.273.286.974.4
 Yes25.627.826.813.025.6
History of diagnosed anxiety or depression
 No (ref.)75.777.870.671.774.4
 Yes24.322.229.428.325.6
Gestational age at baseline (weeks)
 3–13 (ref.)14.80.799.62.436.8
 14–1920.215.3*0.4***58.5***15.4
 20+65.084.0**0.0***39.047.8
  • *p<0.05, ** p<0.01, *** p<0.001 compared with the Near-Limit abortion group.

  • GED, General Educational Development; ref., reference group.