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Table 3 Health Risks of COCs vs Pregnancy

From: Women’s perceptions of contraceptive efficacy and safety

  % of Women Respondinga
Pregnancy is Greater Risk COCs Are at Least as Great a Risk
Total Population (n = 473)a 43.8 56.2
Age
 ≤ 30 (n = 261) 44.6 55.4
 > 30 (n = 222) 42.8 57.2
Education
 ≤ HS graduate (n = 98) 32.7 67.3
 Some college (n = 138) 36.2 63.8
 ≥ 4-year college graduate (n = 252) 52.7 47.3
Parity
 0 (n = 245) 46.9 53.1
 > 0 (n = 238) 39.7 60.3
  1. aExcludes 37 women who did not answer or were unsure of their response