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Table 1 Characteristics of study participants (N = 1215 episodes)

From: Predictors of contraceptive discontinuation among postpartum women in Arusha region, Tanzania

Characteristics n %
FP counselling at ANC (Yes)
 Yes 382 70.9
 No 157 29.1
Family Planning counselling at postnatal care
 Yes 424 76.5
 No 130 23.5
Mother age (year)
 16–19 10 1.7
 20–24 161 28.0
 25–29 181 31.5
 30–34 111 19.3
 35–39 80 13.9
 40–44 31 5.4
Education level
 None 17 3.0
 Primary 316 55.1
 Secondary 209 36.4
 Higher education 32 5.6
Wealth index (as per DHS)
 Poorest 112 19.5
 Poorer 59 10.3
 Medium 101 17.6
 Richer 253 44.1
 Richest 49 8.5
Method discontinued
 Injectables 175 30.5
 Implants 153 26.7
 Pills 61 10.6
 Condom 22 3.8
 Rhythm 79 13.8
 Other 84 14.6
Sample = 574 women with some FP use that initiated at least 12 months prior to the survey
Number of living children
 0 2 0.3
 1 201 35.0
 2 165 28.7
 3 117 20.4
 4 60 10.5
 5 20 3.5
 6 6 1.0
 7 2 0.3
Desire to get pregnant
 No 176 30.6
 Yes 398 69.34
Received FP counselling during their ANC or PNC
 No 460 80.1
 Yes 114 19.9
Support from the husband/partner for contraceptive use
 No 125 21.8
 Yes 449 78.2