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Table 1 Knowledge and practice of urine pregnancy testing among public sector ANC and abortion clients in Cape Town, South Africa

From: The role of urine pregnancy testing in facilitating access to antenatal care and abortion services in South Africa: a cross-sectional study

Characteristic ANC n = 158 (%) Abortion clients n = 164 (%)
Spontaneously mentioned urine pregnancy testing as way for a woman to detect her pregnancy/know she might be pregnant 79 (50) 88 (54)
Heard of urine pregnancy testing when asked directly 148 (94) 154 (94)
How long after missed period before a urine pregnancy test can detect pregnancy   
   1–2 weeks 17 (11) 36 (22)
   1 month 55 (35) 60 (37)
   2 months 49 (31) 32 (20)
   3 months 17 (11) 6 (4)
   Don't know 20 (12) 30 (18)
Willing to pay for urine pregnancy test at public clinic 108 (68) 117 (71)
Appropriate time after fall pregnant to make first visit for pregnancy care   
   Immediately/as soon detect pregnancy 18 (12) 27 (17)
   ≥ 1 month 8 (5) 17 (10)
   ≥ 2 months 12 (8) 41 (25)
   ≥ 3 months 39 (24) 52 (32)
   ≥ 4 months 25 (15) 18 (11)
   ≥ 5 months 23 (15) 9 (6)
   ≥ 6 months 33 (21) 0
Urine pregnancy test from pharmacy in this pregnancy 42 (27) 63 (38)
Sent from a public sector clinic to pharmacy to obtain pregnancy test and then return to clinic with result 21 (13) 59 (36)