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Table 4 Psychosocial risk factors of the study participants

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

Characteristics N (%) LMUP score a P value
Past history or current mental health
 Yes 5 (1) 11 (9.5–11) *0.85 b
 No 489 (99) 11 (6–12)  
Past history or current Deliberate Self Harm
 Yes 13 (2.6) 10 (2–11) 0.009 b
 No 481 (97.3) 11 (6–12)  
History or current use of Psychoactive substance
 Yes 5 (1) 10 (3–10) 0.17 b
 No 489 (99) 11 (6–12)  
Low mood during the past 2 weeks
 Yes 77 (15.6) 10 (2–11) < 0.001 b
 No 417 (84.4) 11 (8.5–12)  
Lack of interest in usual pleasurable activities
 Yes 148 (29.9) 11 (8.3–11) 0.094 b
 No 346 (70.1) 11 (6–12)  
Experience of any stressful life events in the last 6 months
 Yes 37 (7.5) 5 (2–10) < 0.001 b
 No 457 (92.5) 11 (8–12)  
Inability to carry out daily functions
 Yes 163 (32.9) 10 (3–11) < 0.001 b
 No 331 (67.1) 11 (8–12)  
Inability to care for the baby
 Yes 157 (31.8) 11 (7–12) 0.006 b
 No 337 (68.2) 11 (6–12)  
Financial issues
 Yes 48 (9.7) 6 (2–11) < 0.001 b
 No 446 (90.3) 11 (8.8–12)  
Physical or psychological handicap children
 Yes 8 (1.6) 11.5 (10.3–12) 0.25 b
 No 486 (98.4) 11 (6–12)  
Problem drinking partner
 Yes 117 (23.7) 10 (2–11) < 0.001 b
 No 377 (76.3) 11 (9–12)  
Gender-Based Violence (GBV)
 Yes 13 (2.6) 2 (2–8) * < 0.001b
 No 481 (97.4) 11 (7–12)  
Relationship with the husband
 Poor c 43 (8.7) 6 (2–11) < 0.001 b
 Good d 451 (91.3) 11 (7–12)  
Relationship within family
 Poor c 55 (11.1) 10 (2–11) < 0.001 b
 Good d 439 (88.9) 11 (7–12)  
  1. a Data are presented as median [interquartile range]
  2. b Mann–Whitney U tests
  3. c Poor, very poor answers were amalgamated
  4. d Average, good, very good answers were amalgamated