Table 2

Basic sexual and reproductive health 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 at first sex (years)16.5±1.916.5±1.8
Age at first pregnancy (years)18.6±2.2*18.5±2.1†
Contraception use (last 6 months)
 Hormonal contraception (e.g. the pill; progesterone intrauterine device)253 (24.1)967 (25.5)
 Non-hormonal contraception (e.g. condoms; natural family planning; withdrawal)69 (6.6)390 (10.3)
 Combination of hormonal and non-hormonal contraception717 (68.2)1811 (47.7)
 No contraception7 (0.7)155 (4.1)
Missing5 (0.5)472 (12.4)
Ever been pregnant
 Yes/pregnant now259 (24.6)716 (18.9)
 No759 (72.2)2524 (66.5)
 I don't know22 (2.1)66 (1.7)
 Prefer not to answer7 (0.7)25 (0.7)
Missing4 (0.4)464 (12.2)
  • Values are mean±SD or N (%).

  • *Denominator refers to women who reported ever being pregnant (n=259).

  • †Denominator refers to women who reported ever being pregnant (n=687).