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Table 4 Contraceptive use, counseling and basic knowledge of SLE as related to pregnancy among women with SLE of reproductive age (n = 125)

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

  Frequency Percent
Had been asked about desire to be pregnant 95 76.8 (95%CI 68–83)
    Not at risk for pregnancy 59 47.2
    At risk for pregnancy (either planned or unplanned) 36 28.8
        Using effective contraception 13 10.4
        Using ineffective contraception** 11 8.8
            Have knowledge* 10 8.0
            Do not have knowledge 1 0.8
        Non-contraceptive use 12 9.6
            Have knowledge* 8 6.4
            Do not have knowledge 4 3.2
Had never been asked about desire to get pregnant 30 24.0
    Not at risk for pregnancy 23 18.4
    At risk for pregnancy 7 1.56
            Using effective contraception 3 2.4
            Using ineffective contraception 0 0
            No contraception 4 3.2
               Have knowledge 2 1.6
               Do not have knowledge 2 1.6
  1. * Effective contraception means using any hormonal method or IUD, unless it was already defined as ineffective; ** Ineffective contraception means using a condom. Other methods including rhythm and withdrawal. were categorized as non-contraception.