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Table 2 Reproductive condition distribution of women of reproductive age group (15–49) who received abortion care in Bahir Dar Town, October 1 – November 1, 2015, n = 400

From: Postabortion contraceptive use in Bahir Dar, Ethiopia: a cross sectional study

Variables Postabortion contraceptive p value
Yes n (%) No n (%)
Previous abortion history
 Yes 83 (26.4%) 23 (26.7%) 0.15
 No 231 (73.6%) 63 (73.3%)  
Have the desire for current pregnancy
 Yes 25 (8%) 5 (5.8%) 0.50
 No 289 (92%) 81 (94.2%)  
Ever used contraceptive before
 Yes 250 (79.6%) 41 (47.7%) <  0.000
 No 64 (20.4%) 45 (52.3%)  
Method ever used
 Short acting 226 (90.4%) 35 (85.4%) 0.32
 Long acting 24 (9.6%) 6 (14.6%)  
Desire to have a child in the future
 Yes 285 (90.8%) 81 (94.2%) 0.31
 No 29 (9.2%) 5 (5.8%)  
Used contraceptive during the index pregnancy
 Yes 126 (40.1%) 11 (12.8%) < 0.000
 No 188 (59.9%) 75 (87.2%)  
Method used during the current pregnancy
 Pills 105 (83.3%) 9 (81.8%) 0.24
 Injectable 19 (15.1%) 1 (9.1%)  
 Condom 2 (1.6%) 1 (9.1%)  
Current mode of termination
 Medical 223 (71%) 69 (80.2%) 0.28
 Surgical 91 (29%) 17 (19.8%)  
Informed how soon become pregnant
 Yes 101 (32.2%) 26 (30.2%) 0.73
 No 213 (67.8%) 60 (69.8%)  
Gestational Age
  ≤ 12 248 (79%) 79 (91.9%) 0.35
  > 12 66 (21%) 7 (8.1%)