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Table 3 Comparison of demographic and provider characteristics between patients selecting LARC vs other contraceptive methods at the postpartum visit

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

  Did Not Select Selected p-value
LARC LARC
N = 128 N = 104
Variable N % N %
Year of Delivery      0.95
 2011 18 14. 12 11.5  
 2012 32 125.0 27 26.0  
 2013 36 28.1 31 29.8  
 2014 42 32.8 34 32.7  
Marital Status      0.25
 Single 15 11.7 7 6.7  
 Married/Partnered 109 85.2 96 92.3  
 Divorced/Separated 4 3.1 1 1.0  
Family planning counseling provided prior to hospital discharge      0.53
 No 25 19.5 17 16.4  
 Yes 103 80.5 87 83.7  
Provider Type      0.66
 CNM 45 35.4 34 32.7  
 FP 34 26.8 25 24.0  
 OB 48 37.8 45 43.3  
Mother age at delivery, mean ± SD, years 128 30.4 ± 5.4 104 30.5 ± 6.0 0.98
BMI, mean ± SD, kg/m2 126 27.8 ± 4.5 104 29.0 ± 5.9 0.10
Parity, median (range) 128 3 (1–10) 104 4 (1–10) 0.02
  1. Abbreviations: LARC Long acting reversible contraception, CNM Certified Nurse Midwife, FP Family practitioner, OB Obstetrician, SD Standard deviation, BMI Body mass index