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Table 1 Baseline subject characteristics by birth control method used (n = 630)

From: High-risk sexual behaviors while on depot medroxyprogesterone acetate as compared to oral contraception

Characteristic OCP Users (n = 449) DMPA Users (n = 181) P value
Age in years, mean [range] 23 [21, 26] 24 [22, 27] 0.04
Race <0.01
 White/European American 347 (77.3) 103 (56.9)
 Black/African American 19 (4.2) 38 (21.0)
 Latina 23 (5.1) 24 (13.3)
 Other 60 (13.4) 16 (8.8)
Marital Status <0.01
 Single 201 (44.8) 59 (32.6)
 Married 15 (3.3) 15 (8.3)
 Divorced 2 (0.5) 3 (1.7)
 In a relationship 231 (51.5) 104 (57.5)
Education <0.01
 High school or less 24 (5.4) 29 (16.0)
 Some college 133 (29.6) 72 (39.8)
 College graduate 206 (46.0) 54 (29.8)
 Graduate or professional school 86 (19.2) 26 (14.4)
Income (personal, annual) <0.01
 $9,999 or less 187 (41.8) 50 (27.8)
 $10,000–34,999 162 (36.2) 80 (44.4)
 $35,000 or more 98 (21.9) 50 (27.8)
Number of Prior Pregnancies
Mean [range]
0 [0, 0] 1 [0, 2] <0.01
Any prior Pregnancy 89 (19.9) 92 (50.8) <0.01
  1. Categorical variables are presented with frequency counts (%). Numerical variables are presented with mean [range] as noted