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Table 1 Women’s socio-demographic and reproductive profile stratified by group allocation and 3-month follow-up

From: Does mode of follow-up influence contraceptive use after medical abortion in a low-resource setting? Secondary outcome analysis of a non-inferiority randomized controlled trial

  ES population (n = 626) 3-month FU*
Total
n = 114
Clinic FU
n = 274
Home-assessment
n = 352
Total
n = 626
Median age, years (range) 27 (18–48) 27 (18–46) 27 (18–48) 27 (18–43)
Residency, n (%)
 - Urban 92 (34) 94 (27) 186 (30) 101 (89)
 - Rural 182 (66) 258 (73) 440 (70) 13 (11)
Belong to SC/ST Caste, n (%) 141 (51) 200 (57) 341 (55) 24 (21)
Level of Education, n (%)
 - No formal 124 (45) 202 (57) 326 (52) 10 (9)
 - Primary (1–3 years) 51 (19) 49 (14) 100 (16) 11 (10)
 - Secondary (4–10 years) 61 (22) 57 (16) 118 (19) 45 (39)
 - Higher (>10 years) 38 (14) 44 (13) 82 (13) 48 (42)
Ownership of phone
 - Woman herself 130 (47) 155 (44) 285 (46) 114 (100)
 - Husband 100 (36) 133 (38) 233 (37)  
 - No/others 44 (16) 64 (18) 108 (17)  
Primigravida, n (%) 10 (4) 18 (5) 28 (5) 7 (6)
One or more living girlsa 184 (70) 238 (71) 422 (71) 66 (62)
One or more living boysa 220 (84) 276 (83) 496 (83) 79 (74)
Median gestational age, weeks (range) 6.6 (5–9) 6.6 (5–9) 6.6 (5–9) 6.1 (5–9)
 - Gestational age in weeks, n (%)
   < 6 weeks 51 (19) 59 (17) 110 (18) 27 (24)
  6–7 150 (55) 197 (56) 347 (55) 73 (64)
   > 7 weeks 73 (27) 96 (27) 169 (27) 14 (12)
Prior elective abortion, n (%) 106 (39) 106 (30) 212 (34) 55 (48)
  - Medicalb 79 (75) 85 (80) 164 (77) 46 (84)
  - Surgicalb 30 (28) 26 (25) 56 (26) 18 (33)
Home administration of misoprostol, n (%) 134 (49) 156 (44) 290 (46) 67 (59)
Ever-used modern contraception, n (%) 111 (41) 107 (30) 218 (35) 78 (68)
  1. *The women in the 3-month FU are included in the ES population
  2. aPresented as percentage of women with children (n = 264 in clinic FU and n = 336 in home-assessment)
  3. bPresented as percentage of women with prior elective abortions (n = 106 in clinic FU and n = 106 in home-assessment)
  4. There are no significant differences between the study groups within the ES population
  5. There were no socio-demographic background differences between the women included in analysis and the women who were lost to follow-up (data of women lost to follow-up is not shown)