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Table 4 Contraceptive discontinuation rates at 12 months and associated reasons (N=574)

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

Discontinuation 12 months postpartum
Reasons for discontinuation
Contraceptive method Method failure Desire to become pregnant Other fertility related reasons Side effects Wanted more effective method Other method related Other/DK All reasons Unweighted N
IUD 0.00 0.00 0.00 9.06 0.00 0.00 0.00 9.06 73
Injectables 1.66 0.88 3.37 21.09 3.77 4.53 2.86 38.15 351
Implants 0.00 0.42 0.00 4.69 0.00 0.00 0.00 5.11 359
Pill 2.53 0.00 2.47 18.48 6.06 4.47 2.47 36.48 147
Male condom 0.00 2.05 1.77 8.15 16.84 0.00 21.68 50.49 51
Rhythm 3.30 1.13 1.88 4.99 14.96 0.00 0.34 26.60 150
LAM 4.67 0.00 4.80 1.80 63.09 0.00 1.76 76.12 47
Withdrawal 3.93 0.00 10.26 0.00 54.70 0.00 2.85 71.74 37
All methods 1.81 0.59 2.26 11.26 9.58 1.97 1.94 29.40 1215