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Table 2 Selected Safe Sex Behavioral Questionnaire responses by birth control method used (n = 630)

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

Question OCP Users (n = 449) DMPA Users (n = 181) P value
Condom use: <0.01
 Never or 0% of the time 43 (9.6) 30 (16.7)
 Vary rarely-25% of the time 129 (28.7) 65 (36.3)
 25-75% of the time 140 (31.2) 40 (22.4)
 Almost always -100% of the time 137 (30.5) 44 (24.6)
When did you start using current BC method? <0.01
 Less than 12 months ago 110 (24.5) 77 (42.8)
 12–23 months ago 92 (20.5) 31 (17.2)
 24–48 months ago 96 (21.4) 39 (21.7)
 More than 48 months ago 151 (33.6) 33 (18.3)
Sexually Transmitted Infection 0.88
 Have you ever been diagnosed with a sexually transmitted infection?
  Yes 75 (16.7) 31 (17.2)
  No 374 (83.3) 150 (82.8)
 How old were you when you had sex very first time? 17.5 ± 2.2 16.9 ± 2.3 <0.01
 How many men have you had sex with? 6 [3, 11] 6 [3, 10] 0.82
 Are you monogamous? 0.28
  Yes 365 (81.5) 157 (86.7)
  No 37 (8.2) 11 (6.1)
  Not sexually active 46 (10.3) 13 (7.2)
 Are condoms effective? 0.72
  Not at all 6 (1.4) 4 (2.2)
  Somewhat 151 (33.6) 61 (33.9)
  Very 292 (65.0) 115 (63.9)
 Have you ever been treated for a sexually transmitted infection? 0.69
  Yes 5 (1.1) 3 (1.7)
  No 444 (98.9) 178 (98.3)
 Are you currently living with a sexual partner? <0.01
  Yes 133 (30.0) 80 (44.2)
  No 316 (70.4) 101 (55.8)
 Reason for appointment    <0.01
  Vaginal itching/STI 136 (30.3) 10 (5.5)
  1. Categorical variables are presented with frequency counts (%). Numerical variables are presented with mean ± SD or median [Q1, Q3]