Table 1

Characteristics of the women by type of contraceptive method (n=2018)*

CharacteristicInjectables
(n=1039) (51.49%)
Pills
(n=158) (7.83%)
Condom
(n=627) (31.07%)
Others†
(n=194) (9.61%)
p
Age (years) [median (IQR)]25 (21–32)26 (23–36)26 (21–36)38 (23–43)<0.001‡
 <25505 (48.60)61 (38.61)276 (44.02)55 (28.35)
 25–29211 (20.31)36 (22.78)102 (16.57)15 (7.73)
 30–34119 (11.45)19 (12.03)72 (11.48)16 (8.25)
 35+294 (19.63)42 (26.58)177 (28.23)108 (55.67)
Employment status0.050
 Employed/regular income171 (16.46)36 (22.78)100 (15.95)43 (22.16)
 Not employed/regular income868 (83.54)122 (77.22)527 (84.05)151 (77.84)
Religion0.100
 Others653 (62.85)90 (56.96)358 (57.10)116 (59.79)
 Christian386 (37.15)68 (43.04)269 (42.90)78 (40.21)
Level of education0.008
 Secondary school or more337 (32.44)48 (30.38)232 (37.00)47 (24.23)
 Less than secondary school702 (67.56)110 (69.62)395 (63.00)147 (75.77)
Age at first sex (years)0.237
 <1559 (5.68)9 (5.70)25 (3.99)15 (7.73)
 15–19816 (78.54)121 (76.58)487 (77.67)140 (72.16)
 20+164 (15.78)28 (17.72)115 (18.34)39 (20.10)
Number of sexual acts in past week0.005
 ≤1279 (26.85)42 (26.58)191 (30.46)74 (38.14)
 2307 (29.55)40 (25.32)157 (25.07)58 (29.90)
 ≥3453 (43.60)76 (48.10)279 (44.50)62 (31.96)
Condom used in last sexual act<0.001
 Yes586 (56.40)92 (58.23)511 (81.50)57 (29.38)
 No453 (43.60)66 (41.77)116 (18.50)137 (70.62)
Diagnosis with STIs§0.934
 Yes236 (22.71)33 (20.89)144 (22.97)46 (23.71)
 No803 (77.29)125 (79.11)483 (77.03)148 (76.29)
  • *Excluding those women who were sterile or who had undergone tubal ligation.

  • †Includes traditional methods (oral/vaginal), intrauterine contraceptive device (only three women), etc.

  • ‡Both age variables: Kruskal–Wallis non-parametric test for the median, Chi square (χ2) test for age groups.

  • §Chlamydia, gonorrhoea or syphilis.

  • IQR, interquartile range; STI, sexually transmitted infection.