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Table 2 Length of breastfeeding, Amenorrhoea and Sexual abstinence and time of first contraceptive use

From: Postpartum fertility behaviours and contraceptive use among women in rural Ghana

Months after delivery Breastfeeding
(Yes)
Amenorrhoea
(Yes)
Sexual abstinence
(Yes)
First PPFP use
(Yes)
  N = 860 N = 962 N = 761 N = 422
  n(%) cum.% n(%) cum.% n(%) cum.% n(%) cum.%
1 8(0.9) 0.9 40(4.2) 4.2 111(14.6) 14.6 78(18.5) 18.5
2 14(1.6) 2.5 12(1.3) 5.5 128(16.8) 31.4 102(24.2) 42.7
3 7(0.8) 3.3 87(9.0) 14.5 111(14.6) 46.0 96(22.7) 65.4
4 13(1.5) 4.8 50(5.2) 19.7 154(20.2) 66.2 38(9.0) 74.4
5 105(12.2) 17.0 134(13.9) 33.6 40(5.3) 71.5 30(7.1) 81.5
6 616(71.6) 88.6 37(3.9) 37.5 74(9.7) 81.2 28(6.6) 88.1
7–12 97(11.3) 100 602(62.5) 100 143(18.8) 100 50(11.9) 100
  1. Source: field data 2014