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Table 1 Baseline Socio-demographic and obstetric Characteristics of study participants (N = 167)

From: Risk factors for postpartum intrauterine device expulsion among women delivering at a tertiary Hospital in Uganda: a prospective cohort study

Characteristics Frequency (n) Percentage (%)
Age
 18–24 44 26.3
 25–34 90 53.9
 > =35 33 19.8
Education
 None 9 5.4
 Primary 64 38.3
 Secondary 55 32.9
 Tertiary 39 23.4
Marital Status
 Single /Divorced 15 9
 Married 91 91
Parity
 One 26 15.6
 Two 30 18
 Three 34 20.4
 Four 18.5 18.5
 Five & above 46 27.5
Mode of delivery
 Vaginal 125 74.9
 Caesarean section 42 25.1
Baby condition at birth
 Alive 166 99.3
 Stillbirth 1 0.7
Birth weight (Bwt*) in kilograms
 < 2.5 12 7.2
 2.5–3.9 96 57.5
 > =4.0 59 35.3
Time from delivery to IUD insertion (in minutes)
 < =10 75 45.2
 15–59 28 16.9
 > =60 63 37.9
 Median 20 (IQR,10–285)  
Menstrual flow
 Heavy 7 4.2
 Normal 157 94
 Scanty 3 1.8
Associated cramps
 Yes 60 35.9
 No 107 64.1
Ever used Intrauterine Device
 Yes 11 6.6
 No 156 93.4
  1. IQR Inter-quartile range, IUD Intra-uterine device; Bwt*: Mean, 3.3 kg (SD ± 0.6).