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Table 2 Correlates of postpartum family planning

From: Determinants of contraceptive use among postpartum women in a county hospital in rural KENYA

Factor Used PPFP within a year % (n) P value
Yes No
Age ≤ 25 40.9 (149) 8.8 (32) 0.02
26–30 34.8 (127) 2.7 (10)
31–35 6.8 (25) 1.1 (4)
≥36 4.4 (16) 0.5 (2)
Marital status Not in union 15 (55) 5.5 (20) ˂0.01
In union 71.8 (262) 7.7 (28)
Education No education 1.1 (4) 0.3 (1) 0.02
Primary school 6.6 (24) 1.7 (6)
Secondary education 41.6 (152) 7.4 (27)
Tertiary education 37.7 (138) 3.6 (13)
Employment status Not employed 33.4 (122) 7.7 (28) ˂0.01
Self employed 31.8 (116) 3.6 (13)
Salaried employment 21.6 (79) 1.9 (7)
Number of children 1–2 71.2 (260) 10.4 (38) 0.120
3–4 12 (44) 1.4 (5)
5 and above 3.6 (13) 1.4 (5)
Planning to have more children in future Yes 50.1 (183) 4.4 (16) ˂0.01
No 21.6 (79) 4.1 (15)
Depends on my husband 7.9 (29) 1.9 (7)
I don’t Know 7.1 (26) 2.7 (10)
Waiting duration before the conception of another child < 2 years 12 (36) 3 (9) ˂0.01
2 to 4 years 50 (142) 2 (6)
I don’t know 23 (67) 7 (21)