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Table 1 Socio-demographic characteristics and reproductive histories of women between 15 and 50 years with SLE

From: Low prevalence of contraceptive counseling at Srinagarind hospital, Thailand among women of reproductive age with systemic lupus erythematosus

N = 125 Frequency/mean ± SD Percent/range
Age, years 33.48 ± 9.3 15-50
Disease duration, years 8.4 ± 6.9 1-35
Education
    • Less than elementary education 27 21.6%
    • Secondary education 13 10.4%
    • Less than or equal to high school 40 32.0%
    • Bachelor degree 38 30.4%
    • Master degree/Doctorate 7 5.6%
Marital status
    • Married/living with male partner 71 56.8%
    • Divorced 6 4.8%
    • Widowed 2 1.6%
    • Not married 46 36.8%
Income
    • < 10,000 THB per month 85 68.0%
    • 10,000-30,000 THB per month 35 28.0%
    • > 30,000 THB per month 5 4.0%
SLE activity in the past 6 months
    • Active with renal involvement 42 33.6%
    • Active with minor organs involvement 17 13.6%
    • Inactive 66 52.8%
History of thrombosis
    • Yes 10 8.0%
    • No 115 92.0%
Potential teratogenic drug use
    • Yes 27 21.6%
    • No 98 78.4%
Hysterectomy 3 4.23%
Ever pregnant 71 56.8%
Total pregnancies among those ever pregnant 1.97 ± 0.92 1-5
Being pregnant, unplanned 7 5.60%
Women pregnant after diagnosed SLE 24 19.24%
    • Total pregnancies after diagnosed SLE 1.46 ± 0.78 1-4
    • Unplanned (n = 13) 1.31 ± 0.85 1-4
Live births (n = 56) 1.91 ± 0.82 1-5
Early miscarriages (n = 12) 1.083 ± 0.29 1- 2
Induced abortions (n = 11) 1.09 ± 0.30 1-2
    • Uncontrolled severe SLE 6/11 54.55%
    • Socioeconomic/psychosocial cause 5/11 45.55%