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Table 1 Sample characteristics overall and by receipt of immediate postpartum long-acting reversible contraception

From: Women’s informed choice and satisfaction with immediate postpartum long-acting reversible contraception in Georgia

  Overall (N = 51) % Received immediate postpartum LARC (n = 25) % Did not receive immediate postpartum LARC (n = 26) % Chi-square p-value
Maternal age (years)*     0.27
 < 20 12.0 8.0 16.0  
 20–24 44.0 56.0 32.0  
 25–29 34.0 24.0 44.0  
 ≥ 30 10.0 12.0 8.0  
Race/Ethnicity     0.01
 Black 66.7 88.0 46.2  
 White 21.6 4.0 38.5  
 Other 11.8 8.0 15.3  
Educational attainment     0.06
 Less than high school diploma 11.8 16.0 7.7  
 High school diploma or GED 49.0 32.0 65.4  
 Some college or more 39.2 52.0 26.9  
Relationship status     0.14
 Married 21.6 8.0 34.6  
 Living with partner 33.3 40.0 26.9  
 In a relationship not living with partner 11.8 12.0 11.6  
 Single** 33.3 40.0 26.9  
Parity*     0.43
 1 46.0 37.5 53.9  
 2 28.0 29.2 26.9  
  ≥ 3 26.0 33.3 19.2  
Current health insurance     0.30
 Medicaid 52.9 64.0 42.3  
 Private insurance 5.9 4.0 7.7  
 None 41.2 32.0 50.0  
Current employment status     0.20
 Employed full-time 21.6 32.0 11.5  
 Employed part-time 19.6 16.0 23.1  
 Unemployed 58.8 42.0 65.4  
Pregnancy intention***     0.24
 Intended 35.3 24.0 46.2  
 Unintended 56.9 68.0 46.2  
 Unsure 7.8 8.0 7.7  
 Preterm birth (<  37 weeks gestation) 19.6 32.0 7.7 0.03
Delivery hospital     0.24
 Hospital 1 68.6 80.0 57.7  
 Hospital 2 25.5 16.0 34.6  
 Hospital 3 5.9 4.0 7.7  
  1. *1 missing
  2. **“Single” includes women who reported being single and never married, separated, divorced, or widowed
  3. ***“Intended” includes women who reported that they wanted to be pregnant when they did or sooner; “unintended” includes women who reported that they wanted be pregnant later or that they did not want to be pregnant then or anytime in the future