Table 1

Medical and demographic characteristics of women conducting self sourced medical abortion through online telemedicine. Figures are number (percentage) of women

CharacteristicAll gestations (n=1000)<7 weeks’ gestation (n=781)7-9 weeks’ gestation (n=219)P value
Age (years):
 <204 (0.4)3 (0.4)1 (0.5)0.17
 20-2475 (7.5)53 (6.8)22 (10.1)
 25-29195 (19.5)146 (18.7)49 (22.4)
 30-34306 (30.6)238 (30.5)68 (31.1)
 35-39236 (23.6)190 (24.3)46 (21.0)
 40-44135 (13.5)115 (14.7)20 (9.1)
 ≥4549 (4.9)36 (4.6)13 (5.9)
Gestational age (weeks):
 <778 (78.0)
 7-922 (22.0)
Feelings about decision to have an abortion:
 I can cope with my feelings997 (99.7)778 (99.7)219 (100.0)0.36
 I have some worries about my feelings3 (0.3)3 (0.3)0 (0.0)
Contraindications to abortion:
 No contraindication1000 (100.0)781 (100.0)219 (100.0)1.0
Comorbidities:
 Heart disease1 (0.1)1 (0.1)0 (0.0)0.62
 Epilepsy1 (0.1)1 (0.1)0 (0.0)
 Hypertension4 (0.4)3 (0.4)1 (0.5)
 Diabetes4 (0.4)2 (0.3)2 (0.9)
 Hepatic disease1 (0.1)1 (0.1)0 (0.0)
 Renal disease0 (0.0)0 (0.0)0 (0.0)
 Thyroid disease13 (1.3)10 (1.3)3 (1.4)
 Any co-morbidity23 (2.3)17 (2.2)6 (2.7)