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Table 3 Emergency contraceptive knowledge among secondary school students in Wolkite town, southern Ethiopia, 2019

From: Emergency contraceptive knowledge, utilization and associated factors among secondary school students in Wolkite town, southern Ethiopia, cross sectional study

S.N Variables Frequency n (327) Percentages
1. Places to get emergency contraceptives
  Pharmacy 157 48.1
  Health centers 93 28.4
  Hospitals 48 14.6
  Others 16 4.8
  Don’t know 13 3.9
2. Types of Emergency contraceptive female students know
  COC 144 44.0
  Injectables 75 22.9
  POP 19 5.8
  Implant 31 9.4
  IUCD 12 3.6
  >/=2 of above mentioned methods 46 14.06
3. Correct time to use the first dose of EC pills
  Within 72 h 178 54.4
  Within 48 h 43 13.1
  Within 120 h 58 17.7
  Don’t know 48 14.6
4. Reason for use of Emergency contraceptive
  Unwanted pregnancy 104 31.8
  Condom slipped/breakage 62 18.9
  Missed pill 47 14.3
  In two or more of the above 88 37.1
  Don’t know 26 7.9
5. Effectiveness of EC to prevent pregnancy if used properly
  Highly effective 39 11.9
  Moderately Effective 58 17.7
  Effective 39 11.9
  Uncertain 26 7.9
  Not that much effective 54 17.4
  Don’t know 111 33.9
6. Appropriate Time use IUCD as EC
  Within 72 h 64 19.5
  Within 120 h 180 55.0
  Don’t know 83 25.3
7. Safeness of emergency contraceptive use for most women
  Safe 113 39.4
  Unsafe 72 26.9
  Not sure 94 33.6