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Table 2 Contraceptive use, cognition of possible adverse health effects of having an abortion, and sexual partners’ willingness to use contraception

From: Repeat abortion and associated factors among women seeking abortion services in northwestern China: a cross-sectional study

Characteristics N (%) P-value
Total First abortion Repeat abortion
Contraceptive use at the time of conception 0.005
 Nonuse of contraception 1418 (41.7) 672 (45.6) 746 (38.8)  
 Condom 854 (25.1) 348 (23.6) 506 (26.3)  
 Rhythm 400 (11.8) 166 (11.3) 234 (12.2)  
 Withdrawal 398 (11.7) 157 (10.7) 241 (12.5)  
 Emergency 254 (7.5) 100 (6.8) 154 (8.0)  
 Other 73 (2.1) 30 (2.0) 43 (2.2)  
Contraceptive use during six months preceding the survey 0.646
 Nonuse 216 (6.4) 100 (6.8) 116 (6.0)  
 One type 2174 (64.0) 935 (63.5) 1239 (64.4)  
 Two types or more 1007 (29.6) 438 (29.7) 569 (29.6)  
Cognition of the possible adverse health effects of having an abortion < 0.001
 Know well 577 (17.0) 325 (22.1) 252 (13.1)  
 General 1250 (36.8) 591 (40.1) 659 (34.3)  
 Don’t know 1570 (46.2) 557 (37.8) 1013 (52.7)  
Sexual partners’ willingness to use contraception 0.018
 Very strong 842 (24.8) 364 (24.7) 478 (24.8)  
 Strong 1845 (54.3) 791 (53.7) 1054 (54.8)  
 General 678 (20.0) 312 (21.2) 366 (19.0)  
 Weak or very weak 32 (0.9) 6 (0.4) 26 (1.4)  
  1. Pearson’s chi-squared test