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Table 1 Knowledge of modern contraceptives of married women aged 15–45, Adigrat town, Northern Ethiopia, January 2012

From: Intention to use long acting and permanent contraceptive methods and factors affecting it among married women in Adigrat town, Tigray, Northern Ethiopia

Variables Frequency (n) Percentage (%)
*Types of modern contraceptives known (n = 587 each)   
  Pills 584 99.5
  Depo-Provera 586 99.8
  Implants 553 94.2
  IUCD 493 84.0
  Tubal ligation 295 49.7
  Vasectomy 132 22.5
  Condom 518 87.5
Source of first information on FP (n = 587)   
  Neighbours/friends/relatives 71 12.1
  Health professionals 359 61.2
  Mass media 94 16.0
  Husband 10 1.7
  School 53 9.0
Know at least one LAPMs (n = 587)   
  Yes 556 94.7
  No 31 5.3
*Type of LAPMs known (n = 556 each)   
  Implants 553 99.5
  IUCD 493 88.7
  Tubal ligation 292 52.5
  Vasectomy 132 23.7
Exposure to LAPMs message (n = 556)   
  Yes 488 87.8
  No 68 12.2
Type of media (n = 488)   
  Television 417 85.4
  Radio 37 7.6
  Print media 34 7.0
*General uses of LAPMs (n = 556 each)   
  Prevent unwanted pregnancy 520 93.5
  Prevent maternal and child death 342 61.5
  Limiting family size 438 78.8
  Child spacing 516 92.8
  1. *Each of the percentages does not add up to 100.0 because respondents could choose several responses which could be spontaneous or prompted.