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Table 3 Knowledge, attitude and practice of emergency contraception among undergraduate AAU students, March 2010 (n = 368)

From: Assessing knowledge, attitude, and practice of emergency contraception: a cross- sectional study among Ethiopian undergraduate female students

Variable Number Percentage
Ever heard of EC   
Yes 310 84.2
No 58 15.8
Time heard about EC   
< 6 Months ago 31 8.4
6 months-5 years 183 49.7
Before 5 years 131 35.6
Time to take EC 1   
Within 72 hours 237 64.4
After 72 hours 21 5.7
Don't know 67 18.2
Effectiveness of EC 2   
75-99% 186 50.5
30-50% 34 9.3
Not sure 102 l27.7
How safe is EC 3   
Safe 216 58.7
Unsafe 19 5.2
I don't know 87 23.6
Source of information   
Formal Education 108 29.3
Media 278 75.5
Magazine 15 4.1
Internet 29 7.9
Health facilities 255 69.3
Friends/relatives 7 1.9
Place to obtain EC   
Health institutes 288 78.3
Supermarket 2 0.5
Social worker 2 0.5
Don't know 2 0.5
Impossible to obtain 13 3.5
Importance of EC   
Post rape 302 82.1
Back up when condom breaks 182 49.5
When oral contraceptive pill is forgotten 41 11.1
  1. N.B: Only those who had ever heard of emergency contraceptive answered other knowledge questions.