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Table 1 Demographic and pregnancy characteristics (N = 325)

From: Patterns of postpartum contraceptive use among Somali immigrant women living in Minnesota

Variable Number Percent
Year of Delivery
 2011 42 12.9
 2012 82 25.2
 2013 91 28.0
 2014 110 33.9
Interpreter Needed
 No 72 30.6
 Yes 163 69.4
Marital Status
 Single 38 11.7
 Married/Partnered 281 86.5
 Divorced/Separated 6 1.8
Family planning counseling provided prior to hospital discharge
 No 58 17.9
 Yes 267 82.2
Contraceptive method selected at time of delivery
 Yes 115  
 No- Declined 66 24.7
 Undecided 86 32.2
N/A- not discussed 58  
Contraception chosen at time of delivery, prior to hospital discharge
 Intrauterine device 66 24.7
 Etonogestrel implant 13 4.9
 Barrier 10 3.8
 Abstinence 9 3.4
 Combined oral contraceptive pills 8 3.0
 Natural family planning 4 1.5
 Permanent sterilization 3 1.1
 Progesterone only contraceptive pills 2 0.8
Mother age at delivery, mean ± SD, years 325 30.6 ± 5.7
BMI, mean ± SD, kg/m2 320 28.2 ± 5.3
Parity, median (range) 325 4 (1–10)
  1. Abbreviations: IUD Intrauterine device, SD Standard deviation, BMI