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Table 3 Reproductive health outcomes comparisons

From: Achieving proportional representation in a reproductive health survey through social media: process and recommendations

Outcome RH-tracker survey RH-tracker survey weightedg Natsal-3
(Women resident in England, aged 16–55)
  % (95% CI) % (95% CI) % (95% CI)
Ever been pregnant 58.8 (57.9, 59.7) 55.5 (54.5, 56.5) 69.6 (68.2, 71.0)
Ever had an abortion 14.9 (14.3, 15.6) 14.3 (13.7, 15.0) 15.6 (14.5, 16.7)
Pregnant in last yeara 13.9 (13.2, 14.6) 12.09 (11.4, 12.8) 14.0 (13.0, 15.1)
(Live) birth in the last yeara,e 6.4 (5.9, 6.9) 5.4 (5.0, 5.9) 7.4 (6.6, 8.2)
Ever infertilityb 20.4 (19.7, 21.2) 19.8 (19.0, 20.5) 13.0 (12.0, 14.1)
Abortion in the last yeara,f 0.65 (0.5, 0.84) 0.74 (0.56, 0.98) n/a
Pregnancy planning (if pregnant in last year)
 Unplanned 8.1 (6.4, 10.3) 10.5 (8.1, 13.5) 16.3 (13.0, 20.2)
 Ambivalent 15.4 (13.0, 18.1) 15.9 (13.3, 18.8) 27.6 (23.5, 32.1)
 Planned 76.5 (73.4, 79.4) 73.6 (70.0, 76.9) 56.1 (51.3, 60.9)
Menopausalc 41.8 (40.2, 43.4) 40.8 (39.1, 42.5) 45.14 (41.8, 48.5)
Fertility intentionsd
 I would definitely like (more) children and I’m currently trying 9.5 (8.9, 10.1) 8.2 (7.7, 8.8) 6.9 (6.1, 7.8)
 I would definitely like (more) children but I’m not currently trying 26.2 (25.4, 27.1) 26.8 (25.8, 27.8) 29.7 (28.3, 31.1)
 I might (more) like children in the future—I’m not sure yet 20.3 (19.5, 21.2) 21 (20.1, 22.0) 19.3 (18.1, 20.5)
 I would definitely not like (more) children 38.5 (37.5, 39.5) 38.6 (37.6, 39.7) 37.9 (36.2, 39.6)
 I don’t know 5.5 (5.0, 5.9) 5.3 (4.9, 5.8) 6.3 (5.5, 7.2)
Last occasion of vaginal sex
 In the last 7 days 34.7 (33.8, 35.6) 33.9 (32.9, 34.8) 46.4 (44.9, 47.9)
 Between 7 days and 4 weeks ago 24.7 (23.9, 25.5) 23.7 (22.9, 24.5) 21.5 (20.3, 22.8)
 Between 4 weeks and 6 months ago 13 (12.4, 13.7) 12.3 (11.7, 13.0) 11.2 (10.2, 12.2)
 Between 6 months and 1 year ago 5.5 (5.1, 5.9) 5.3 (4.9, 5.8) 5.1 (4.5, 5.8)
 Between 1 and 5 years ago 10.9 (10.4, 11.5) 10.9 (10.3, 11.5) 6.1 (5.5, 6.8)
 Longer than 5 years ago 5.2 (4.8, 5.7) 5.0 (4.6, 5.5) 3.6 (3.0, 4.2)
 Never had vaginal intercourse 5.9 (5.5, 6.4) 8.9 (8.2, 9.6) 6.2 (5.6, 6.9)
Self-rated health
 Very bad 0.3 (0.2, 0.4) 0.3 (0.2, 0.4) 0.6 (0.4, 0.9)
 Bad 3 (2.7, 3.3) 3.2 (2.9, 3.5) 2.7 (2.3, 3.2)
 Fair 16.2 (15.6, 16.9) 16.8 (16.1, 17.5) 11.4 (10.4, 12.4)
 Good 49.9 (49.1, 50.8) 50.1 (49.1, 51.0) 42.4 (40.9, 43.9)
 Very good 30.6 (29.8, 31.4) 29.7 (28.9, 30.6) 42.9 (41.4, 44.5)
  1. aunder 45 years; bEver had a period of trying to get pregnant for more than 12 months and it hasn’t happened, among those who have ever had sex; cnot had a period for over a year, among those aged 45–55 years; dunder 50 years; e5.75 per 100 women 15–44, 2019, England only. Source: https://www.ons.gov.uk/peoplepopulationandcommunity/birthsdeathsandmarriages/livebirths/bulletins/birthsummarytablesenglandandwales/2019/relateddata [accessed 22/09/2021]; f1.83 per 100 women 15–44, 2020, England only. Source: https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/abortion-statistics-for-england-and-wales-2020 [accessed 22/09/2021]; gData weighted to match 2011 Census profile for age group and region of residence