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Table 2 Method use characteristics of sampled women living in four cities in urban Uttar Pradesh, India, 2010 and 2012

From: Understanding patterns of temporary method use among urban women from Uttar Pradesh, India

Characteristic Full Sample @ mid-term N = 5,790 (100%) Sterilized @ start of calendar n = 1,135 (19.6%) No use during calendar n = 1,406 (24.3%) Temporary method use during calendar Sterilized during calendar n = 137 (2.4%)
Condom n = 948 (16.4%) Traditional n = 977 (16.9%) Other modern* n = 407 (7.0%) Multiple reversible methods** n = 148 (2.6%)
Mean # months of use during calendar NA NA 0 22.9 23.3 21.0 21.9 13.2^
Mean # discontinuations during calendar NA NA 0 0.16 0.14 0.16 1.36 0.31
% women that had at least 1 month non-method use NA NA 100 36.6 33.9 44.0 55.2 77.5
Mean # initiations from non-use during calendar NA NA 0 0.31 0.27 0.37 1.50 1.03
Mean # pregnancies during calendar NA NA 0.49 0.36 0.27 0.26 0.59 0.62
Mean # terminations during calendar NA NA 0.08 0.08 0.04 0.02 0.27 0.05
  1. *Other modern methods include oral contraceptive pills, IUD, injectables, "other", Standard Days, spermicide, emergency contraception and Lactational Amenorrhea.
  2. **Any combination of condom, traditional methods, or other modern temporary methods used during the calendar.
  3. ^The mean number of months of use of sterilization only.
  4. NA – not applicable for this group of women.