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Table 3 Contraceptive method at 2 weeks stratified by study group: preferred and initiated

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

  Clinic FU Home-assessment Total p-value
Method preferred (n = 556)
 Condom 58 (23 %) 48 (16 %) 106 (19 %) 0.025
 Oral pill 61 (24 %) 62 (20 %) 123 (22 %) 0.242
 Copper-IUD 30 (12 %) 37 (12 %) 67 (12 %) 0.974
 3-month injection 111 (44 %) 158 (52 %) 269 (48 %) 0.090
 Sterilization 6 (2 %) 18 (6 %) 24 (4 %) 0.044
Method initiated (n = 207)
 IUD or injectablea 73 (55 %) 35 (47 %) 108 (52 %) 0.295
 Oral Pill/Condom 60 (45 %) 39 (53 %) 99 /48 %) 0.295
  1. Method preferred refers to women who chose a method for initiation at 2 weeks however did not necessarily initiate it at 2 weeks (n = 556). While method initiated refers to the women who reported to have started at 2 weeks (n = 207)
  2. aIUD refers to Copper Intra-uterine device (IUD) and injectable to the 3-month injection