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Table 6 Factors associated with utilization of emergency contraceptive pill

From: Pre-service knowledge, perception, and use of emergency contraception among future healthcare providers in northern Ghana

Variables Ever used ECP (n = 159) X2 P value
Yes No
n % n %
Age (years)
 18–22 19 29.69 45 70.31   
 23–27 22 26.19 62 73.81 9.9439 0.010
 33–37 8 72.73 3 27.27   
Marital status
 Married 4 33.33 8 66.67 0.0385 1.000
 Single 45 30.61 102 69.39   
Religion
 Islam 16 22.54 55 77.46 4.1275 0.042
 Christianity 33 37.50 55 62.50   
Programme of study
 Nursing 27 30.00 63 70.00 0.0650 0.799
 Midwifery 22 31.88 47 68.12   
It is easy to procure EC
 Agree 45 43.27 59 56.73   
 Disagree 4 8.70 42 91.30 22.1307 < 0.001
 Not sure 0 0.00 9 100.00   
Correct use of EC is safe
 Agree 48 35.56 87 64.44   
 Disagree 1 6.25 15 93.75 9.5146 0.006
 Not sure 0 0.00 8 100.00   
EC encourages promiscuity
 Agree 26 30.23 60 69.77   
 Disagree 22 33.33 44 66.67 1.1070 0.639
 Not sure 1 14.29 6 85.71   
  1. Fisher’s exact test