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Table 2 Completeness of responses to questions regarding termination of pregnancy in the EN-INDEPTH survey

From: Termination of pregnancy data completeness and feasibility in population-based surveys: EN-INDEPTH study

Index question No. of responses made Base question No. of expected responses Completeness of responses (%) Comments
 a. Roster TOP questions (Bandim, Dabat, Iganga-Mayuge, Kintampo, Matlab)—Directly eliciting information as to whether pregnancies of babies born dead or lost before birth had been tampered with
  Did you or someone else do something to end this pregnancy? (yes/no) 6044 RQ1: Was the “rostertitle” born alive, born dead, or lost before birth? (alive/dead/lost before term) 6064 6044/6064 = (99.7%) The base question focused on those born “dead or lost before term”
 b. New Menstrual Restoration questions (Dabat, Iganga-Mayuge, and Kintampo)—Eliciting information as to whether those who had missed their period did something for it to resume, how and where that was done
 Did you do anything to resume your period? (yes/no) 3605 AQ1: Have you ever had a period that was more than one week late? (yes/no) 3605 3605/3605 = 100.0% Those with “yes” responses in the base question, answered the index questions over the next three questions.
 What did you do to resume your period? (pill/injectables/herb/other) 455 AQ2: Did you do anything to resume your period? (yes/no) 455 455/455 = 100.0%  
 Where did you go to get help to get your period back? (venue) 411 AQ2: Did you do anything to resume your period? (yes/no) 455 411/455 = 90.3%  
 c. NEW TOP questions (Dabat, Kintampo, and Matlab)—focused on those who did not report a TOP at the roster level, asking them of unwanted pregnancies that did not result in birth of a live child. It then further probes the outcome of the non-live birth.
 It is not uncommon for a woman to get pregnant at a time when circumstance would make it difficult to have a child. Have you ever gotten pregnant at a time when it would have been difficult for you to have a child, or when you did not want to have one? (yes/no) 17038 NQ1: Women sometimes have pregnancies that do not result in a live born child. That is, a pregnancy can end in a miscarriage, abortion or the child can be born dead. Have you ever had a pregnancy that did not end in a livebirth? (yes/no) 17,071 17,038/17,071 = 99.8% Those who answered “no” to the base question are those who responded to the index question
 Did you or anyone else ever successfully do anything to end that pregnancy? (yes/no) [abortion over lifetime] 2870 NQ2: It is not uncommon for a woman to get pregnant at a time when circumstance would make it difficult to have a child. Have you ever gotten pregnant at a time when it would have been difficult for you to have a child, or when you did not want to have one? (yes/no) 2870 2870/2870 = 100.0% Those who responded “yes” to the base questions were those responding to the index question.
 Did you have such a pregnancy in the last 5 years? (yes/no) 344 NQ3: Did you or anyone else ever successfully do anything to end that pregnancy? (yes/no) [abortion over lifetime] 344 344/344 = 100.0% Response is count of pregnancies
 What was the MAIN reason you decided to have this (last) abortion? 174 NQ4: Did you have such a pregnancy in the last 5 years? (yes/No) 174 174/174 = 100.0% Response is count of reasons
 What did you do to end this pregnancy? 174 NQ4: Did you have such a pregnancy in the last 5 years? (yes/no) 174 174/174 = 100.0% Response is count of action taken
Who suggested that you might have an abortion? 174 NQ4: Did you have such a pregnancy in the last 5 years? (yes/no) 174 174/174 = 100.0% Response is count of persons who made the suggestion
Who did you see to get this done? 174 NQ4: Did you have such a pregnancy in the last 5 years? (yes/no) 174 174/174 = 100.0% Response is count of persons seen
Where did you go to get this done? 174 NQ4: Did you have such a pregnancy in the last 5 years? (yes/no) 174 174/174 = 100.0% Response is count of places they went
How much did you pay for this abortion, including gifts or money given to the doctor (or person who performed this abortion)? 174 NQ4: Did you have such a pregnancy in the last 5 years? (yes/no) 174 174/174 = 100.0% Response is counts of payments made