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Table 2 Pregnancy and related characteristics among sexually active female college students Debre Tabor Town northwest Ethiopia, October 2017

From: Assessment of emergency contraceptives utilization and associated factors among female college students at Debre Tabor town

Variables Frequency Percent
Ever had sex (n = 821)
 yes 263 32.0
 No 558 68.0
Age at first sex (n = 263)
 15–19 175 66.5
 20–24 80 30.4
  > =25 8 3.1
 Mean (±SD) 18.8 ± 2.2  
Ever been pregnant (n = 263)
 Yes 89 33.8
 No 174 66.2
Ever heard about EC (n = 821)
 Yes 456 55.5
 No 365 44.5
What is your source of information
 From friends 228 50.0
 From health institutions 47 10.3
 From mass media 105 23.0
 From boyfriends 15 3.3
 From parents 17 3.7
 From college teachers 44 9.6
Age at first pregnancy (n = 89)
 15–19 50 56.2
 20–24 35 39.3
  > =25 4 4.5
Unintended pregnancy (n = 89)
 Yes 67 75.3
 No 22 24.7
Induced abortion (n = 67)
 Yes 55 82.1
 No 12 17.9
Place of abortion (n = 55)
 Untrained abortionist 5 9.1
 Private clinic 11 20.0
 Government health institution 33 60.0
 Self-infliction 6 10.9
Reason for induced abortion (n = 55)
 Fear of discontinuing school 28 50.9
 Fear of parents 20 36.4
 Economic problem 11 20.0
 Since unintended 10 18.2
 Stigma 7 12.7