Table 1

Background characteristics of levonorgestrel 1.5 mg pericoital pill adopters and non-adopters

CharacteristicAdopters
(n=266)
(n (%))
Non-adopters
(n=302)
(n (%))
All
(n=568)
(n (%))
P value
Mean age (years) (SD)26.4 (5)25.6 (5)25.9 (5)0.098
Marital satus
 Single, never married170 (63.9)208 (68.9)378 (66.5)0.447
 Married87 (32.7)86 (28.5)173 (30.5)
 Divorced, widowed, separated9 (3.4)8 (2.7)17 (3.0)
Education level
 Primary/secondary incomplete14 (5.3)18 (6.0)32 (5.6)0.932
 Secondary complete116 (43.6)132 (43.7)248 (43.7)
 Higher136 (51.1)152 (50.3)288 (50.7)
Has a child/children (% yes)147 (55.3)137 (45.4)284 (50.0)0.019
Want a/another child (% yes)220 (82.7)249 (82.6)469 (82.6)0.975
If you were to find out that you were pregnant today, would this be a problem?
 Yes, a big problem62 (23.3)63 (20.9)125 (22.0)0.744
 Yes, a small problem53 (19.9)59 (19.5)112 (19.7)
 No, it would not be a problem151 (56.7)180 (59.6)331 (58.3)
Ever used a modern method237 (89.1)254 (84.1)491 (86.4)0.299
Type of method previously used*
 Emergency contraception126 (47.4)132 (43.7)258 (45.4)0.715
 Male condom117 (44.0)137 (45.4)254 (44.7)0.359
 Female condom4 (1.5)2 (0.7)6 (1.1)0.359
 Pill66 (24.8)58 (19.2)124 (21.8)0.219
 IUD13 (4.9)12 (4.0)25 (4.4)0.685
 Injectable54 (20.3)39 (12.9)93 (16.4)0.042
 Implant45 (16.9)35 (11.6)80 (14.1)0.109
 Other6 (2.3)0 (0.0)6 (1.1)
Proportion of women who ever used pills, injectables, implants or IUD129 (48.5)111 (36.9)240 (42.3)0.035
Place of residence
 Nairobi128 (48.5)149 (49.3)277 (48.8)0.772
 Kiambu138 (51.5)153 (50.7)291 (51.2)
  • *Multiple response option.

  • IUD, intrauterine device.