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Table 2 Family planning characteristics in the study participants

From: Proportion of unplanned pregnancies, their determinants and health outcomes of women delivering at a teaching hospital in Sri Lanka

Characteristics Mean (SD) Range Spearman rank correlation test Spearman rank correlation coefficient
Distance to family planning service (km) 2.2 (2.0) 0.1–20 0.033 c −0.096 d
Birth Interval in years (n = 241) 4.85 (3.1) 1–17 0.484 c 0.003 d
Characteristics N (%) LMUP Score a p value
Parity (n = 494)
 Primiparity 199 (40.3) 11 (10–12) 0.002 b
 Multiparity 295 (59.7) 11 (4–12)  
Miscarriages
 No 395 (79.9) 11 (6–12) 0.237 b
 Yes 99 (20.1) 11 (10–12)  
Family planning precise (n = 494)
 Ever used 349 (70.6) 11 (5–12) < 0.001 b
 Never used 145 (29.3) 11 (10–12)  
Most recent practice (n = 349)
 Natural or traditional methods 143 (40.9) 11 (7–12) 0.04 b
 Modern methods 206 (59.1) 10 (3.7–12)  
Modern method used (n = 206)
 Oral contraceptive pills (OCP) 102 (49.5) 10 (3–12) 0.04 e
 Condoms 43 (20.8) 11 (4–12)  
 Depot medoxy acetic acid (DMPA) 29 (14.7) 9 (2–11)  
 Intrauterine contraceptive devices (IUCD) 25 (12.1) 11 (10–12)  
 Implants 7 (3.4) 11 (6–11)  
Knowledge on emergency contraceptives
 Not adequate 265 (53.6) 11 (5.5–12) 0.037 b
 Adequate 229 (46.4) 11 (9–12)  
  1. a Data are presented as median [interquartile range]
  2. b Mann–Whitney U tests
  3. c P value of Spearman rank correlation test
  4. d Spearman rank correlation between the written characteristics and the LMUP value
  5. e Kruskal–Wallis tests