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Table 3 Contraceptive attitudes 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
Ideal time to begin using birth control postpartum     0.03
 In the hospital after delivery 62.7 84.0 42.3  
 After delivery hospitalization but before postpartum visit 2.0 0 3.9  
 At the 4–6 week postpartum visit 21.6 8.0 34.6  
 After the postpartum visit 9.8 8.0 11.5  
 Unsure 3.9 0 7.7  
Importance of having birth control method you do not have to think about regularly     0.81
 Very important 68.6 72.0 65.4  
 Somewhat important 25.5 24.0 26.9  
 Not important 5.9 4.0 7.7  
Importance of having birth control method you do not have to take every day     0.47
 Very important 66.7 76.0 57.7  
 Somewhat important 19.6 16.0 23.1  
 Not important 11.8 8.0 15.4  
 Unsure 2.0 0 3.8  
Importance of having very effective birth control method     0.17
 Very important 84.3 92.0 76.9  
 Somewhat important 9.8 4.0 15.4  
 Not important 3.9 0 7.7  
 Unsure 2.0 4.0 0  
Importance of having safe birth control method     0.61
 Very important 94.1 96.0 92.3  
 Somewhat important 3.9 4.0 3.9  
 Not important 2.0 0 3.9  
Importance of birth control method having few side effects     0.22
 Very important 94.1 92.0 96.1  
 Somewhat important 3.9 8.0 0  
 Not important 2.0 0 3.9  
Future pregnancy plans     0.02
 Do not want to get pregnant at any time in the future 33.3 32.0 34.6  
 Want to be pregnant again in 6 months to 2 years 17.6 4.0 30.8  
 Want to be pregnant again in 2+ years 45.1 60.0 30.8  
 Unsure 3.9 4.0 3.8