Table 1

Demographic characteristics of the telemedicine cohort.

CharacteristicPatients who had medical abortion at home
n%
Total663100
SIMD*
 Unclassified20.3
 112018.1
 219829.9
 310115.2
 411116.7
 513119.8
Reproductive history
 Previous live birth32448.9
 Previous medical abortion22233.5
 Previous surgical abortion395.9
 Previous miscarriage12518.9
 Previous ectopic pregnancy121.8
Smoking status
 Never36755.4
 Past609
 Current19329.1
 Unknown436.5
Gestation (weeks+days)
 <3+610.2
 4–4+67210.9
 5–5+618828.4
 6–6+618227.5
 7–7+611216.9
 8–8+6588.7
 9–9+6294.4
 10–10+6152.3
 11–11+660.9
  • *Scottish Index of Multiple Deprivation.24

  • †For 141 patients the gestational age was taken from an ultrasound result. For all the remaining patients the gestational age was taken from the last menstrual period (LMP).