The aim of this study in an urban population has been to describe socio-demographic characteristics of women seeking an induced abortion.
The 1,220 cases in the study correspond to an annual abortion rate of 26.0 per 1,000 women aged 15-44.
There were substantial differences from 10.1 to 42.6 per 1,000 women in the 18 different urban areas.
High rate areas had, in comparison with the municipal average, a higher percentage of people with low income, low education, foreign background, and people in need of social welfare.
There was also a higher percentage of people living alone and a higher migration rate.
Women applying for an induced abortion had similar socio-demographic characteristics.
Mots-clés Pascal : Avortement provoqué, Epidémiologie, Homme, Suède, Europe, Population urbaine, Environnement social, Facteur risque, Contrôle naissance
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Induced abortion, Epidemiology, Human, Sweden, Europe, Urban population, Social environment, Risk factor, Birth control
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 93-0571389
Code Inist : 002B20A03. Création : 199406.