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Table 5 Reasons why getting pregnant would be a big/small problem, at follow-up

From: Inconsistent fertility motivations and contraceptive use behaviors among women in Honduras

Reasons cited Total responders Consistent responders/Met need Inconsistent responders/Unmet need
  All women who responded 'big/small problem' at follow-up Women who said big/small problem and were using a contraceptive method Women who said big/small problem and were not using a contraceptive method
  N (%) N (%) N (%)
Last child is still young 110 (28.1) 96 (29.6) 14 (20.6)
Economic situation is not good or high cost of living 59 (15.1) 52 (16.1) 7 (10.3)
Respondent is studying/working 44 (11.2) 42 (13.0) 2 (2.9)
Desire to give other children attention, support, love 12 (3.1) 11 (3.4) 1 (1.5)
Medical complications 25 (6.3) 22 (6.8) 3 (4.4)
   Doctor advises against it       
   Respondent has general medical problems       
   Past pregnancy complications       
Finished childbearing 32 (8.1) 31 (9.6) 1 (1.5)
   Already too many children       
   Other children are too old- does not want to start over Old age       
Having a family is not in plans 22 (5.6) 17 (5.2) 5 (7.3)
   Respondent does not want to get pregnant       
   It would be something unexpected/not in plans       
Not in stable relationship, or no partner 18 (4.6) 11 (3.4) 7 (10.3)
Husband is not living with woman 12 (3.1) 1 (0.3) 11 (16.2)
No one is available to help raise the child (e.g., a single parent, no family support for childcare) 14 (3.5) 9 (2.8) 5 (7.4)
Negative response from extended family 12 (3.1) 5 (1.5) 7 (10.3)
   Problem with woman's own or partner's family (e.g., may get upset)       
   Living with parents/in-laws       
Other 16 (4.1) 14 (4.3) 2 (2.9)
Not applicable 16 (4.1) 13 (4.0) 3 (4.4)
Total 392 (100.0) 324 (100.0) 68 (100.0)
  1. Note: the number of women (presented in the text) is smaller than the number of responses because some women gave multiple responses. Unmet need means that the woman is sexually active and reports that she does not wants to get pregnant but is not currently using an effective method of contraception; met need means that the woman does not want to get pregnant and is using an effective contraceptive method.