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Table 2 Pattern of use of family planning methods

From: Perception, pattern of use, partner support and determinants of uptake of family planning methods among women in rural communities in Southeast Nigeria

Variable n = 127 %
Method used
 Natural method 72 56.60
 Artificial method 55 43.40
Type of artificial method used
 Pills 9 16.36
 Barrier 18 32.72
 Injectable 13 23.64
 Implant 15 27.27
Frequency of use of any family planning method
 Consistent 101 79.53
 When affordable 3 2.36
 If I remember 11 8.66
 If partner permits 12 9.45
Duration of use of any method of family planning
  < 6 months 29 22.83
 6- < 12 months 17 13.39
 1–5 years 61 48.03
  > 5 years 20 15.75