Table 1

Sociodemographic characteristics of women who commented on changing or starting contraception in the last 6 months compared with the full Contraceptive Use, Pregnancy Intention and Decisions (CUPID) cohort

Study sample (N=1051)Full CUPID cohort (N=3795)
Age (years)20.6±1.720.7±1.7
Highest education qualification
 Less than year 12112 (10.7)345 (9.1)
 Year 12 or above933 (88.8)3365 (88.7)
 Missing6 (0.6)85 (2.2)
Area of residence
 Major city685 (65.2)2415 (63.6)
 Inner regional216 (20.6)824 (21.7)
 Outer regional103 (9.8)324 (8.5)
 Remote/very remote30 (2.9)110 (2.9)
Missing17 (1.6)122 (3.2)
Relationship status
 Married48 (4.6)170 (4.5)
 Separated/divorced/widowed4 (0.4)15 (0.4)
 Committed relationship*364 (34.6)1220 (32.1)
 Single628 (59.8)2221 (58.5)
Missing7 (0.7)169 (4.5)
Employment status
 In labour force706 (67.2)2593 (68.3)
 Not in labour force345 (32.8)1131 (29.8)
Missing0 (0.0)71 (1.9)
  • Values are mean±SD or N (%).

  • *Either living in a cohabitating relationship or engaged to be married.